January 28, 2008

Monday bread day!

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A little diversion from traditional visual art this morning - the art of baking bread!
My husband Rainer is quite into bread making. In fact, he has been so prolific that we are a little overloaded - so I made some apple bread pudding this morning for a treat this afternoon.
Here's the recipe - it's so easy:
Take a half a loaf of crusty white bread - (challah is my home made choice)
Cube it into small 1/2 inch pieces. Butter a 9 inch deep pie plate or cake pan well and place the cubes in layers up to the rim. In a bowl beat 4 eggs and a cup and a half of milk until frothy. Add a 1/2 cup of sugar, three tablespoons of cinnamon and generous gratings of fresh nutmeg. (I also add cardamom as I love that!) Into the mixture add a cup of chunky applesauce. Stir until blended and pour over the bread in the pan. Lightly fold together and bake for 35 minutes at 350F.


Unknown said...

yum! looks tasty!

Pat said...

Can I have tea and bread pudding at your house? Looks wonderful....and I can just get a whiff of the apples and cardamom.........ohhhhhhhh myyyyyyy

Susan Schwake said...

oh yes pat, do stop by! it is really quite good...:)

heather smith jones said...

Oh this looks so good and I feel as if I can almost smell it! mmmm...

Anonymous said...

Mmmmmm... looks good -- there is no way I would wait for the afternoon tea if this one was somewhere in my kitchen!!!

One Crabapple said...

OH MY GOSH.... I was cruising down to find a Lovely Hearts logo and SCREEEECH ! I found this APPLE BREAD PUDDIN' photo and if there had been another car in front of me - WHAM-O !

oh my gosh. I MUST make some bread puddin' now. Ohhhh thank YOU..heaven. fresh nutmeg....?mmmmm.


One Crabapple said...

Good Husband (BTW)

...GOOOOOD Husband !