Tuesday, May 18, 2010

TWD: Bread Pudding Muffins





Bread Pudding. Judging by the name alone, I have always veered away from this dessert. The name Bread Pudding invokes images of British puddings filled with suet or soggy white bread. It is a real stretch for me to even conceive of such a thing as being appetizing, therefore, I have never had an urge to eat let alone make it. Given my existing mindset, this week's pick was a real challenge.

Until... a mental shift took place and a lightbulb went off: bread pudding is a lot like French Toast (which I love). The ingredients are essentially the same - bread that gets coated with an egg/cream/sugar custard mixture. All of a sudden I was inspired to get baking. Instead of a large dish I made mine into muffins. Some TWD bakers found the puddings a little on the dry side but baked as muffins, this was just right.



I served them with a sprinkle of powdered sugar, a side of maple syrup and a mountain of whipped cream. They turned out pretty well and now the words "Bread Pudding" have taken on a slightly more positive image in my head.

Today's recipe was chosen by Elizabeth (blog: Cake or Death).

37 comments:

Helen said...

I love the idea of making this as muffins. They won't get too dry this way and are perfect portions of pudding! Your final picture looks amazing. So yummy!

Heather said...

Fabulous idea to make muffins with this recipe! They look delicious.

Brenda said...

Tia, Second Cup here in Toronto used to make something very similar and they were absolutely delicious. They haven't sold them for many years so I was thrilled to see your post today. I will definitely be trying these. Thank you!

Romaine said...

Oh my, can I stop by to have breakfast with you? These look SO delicious!

Clivia said...

Aww. So cute! What a great idea. They look wonderful.

chocolatechic said...

That is exactly what I did.

Well, I haven't baked it yet, because I'm serving it for supper tonight...

We are brilliant.`

Valerie said...

These look too good to have the words bread pudding in their title! Nicely done. This recipe really did seem have a French toast feel to it.

natalia said...

Ciao Tia ! I love your muffins idea ! Actually this pudding was very yummy !!

Ashley aka Eclectic Connoisseur said...

I'm glad you gave it a try. Very cute in muffin form!

jillbert said...

Another great idea Tia! I skipped this one, but this would have been a great way to make individual portions to bring to work. I'll have to remember that for next time.

Leslie said...

You rock, Tia! I LOVE LOVE LOVE your muffins!

spike. said...

love that you made muffins! and you're right, more like french toast than scary british puddings!

Mary said...

What a great idea to make it into muffins! I used my leftover custard to make French toast--any excuse to eat maple syrup!

sarahe said...

muffins sounds perfect!

Jessica said...

Wha?! Genius! I'm absolutely making the next bread pudding recipe I see into muffins!

The Mortensens said...

Such a great idea to make this into muffins!

Judy said...

Muffins are such a great idea! I'll remember that for next time.

Katrina said...

What a great idea, Tia!

Flourchild said...

You get the prize from me for having the best idea and the tastiest looking BP muffins ever!

Holly said...

I totally used to think bread pudding sounded so gross-until I tried it:)
These muffins look really good too.

Jencrafted said...

Fantastic idea, Tia! I love the last picture. Makes me want to have b'fast for lunch, dinner....and b'fast of course! :-)

Jodie said...

What a fun idea! Whipped cream makes everything good.

Erin@The Sweet Life said...

Those look great! I am always impressed with how creatively you interpret recipes. I wish I had an ounce of that creativity!

Amber Marie said...

Neat! I like the muffins idea!

Jules Someone said...

What a great idea! Love the portability!

Criollobylisa said...

Ok, I'm jealous. Those look so awesome!!!! Wow.

Quiyah & Hasrul said...

ouh, gosh, it looks yummy..

margot said...

Bread pudding muffins? Awesome! They look wonderful. I love the idea of serving this dessert with maple syrup.

TeaLady said...

How clever to make them into muffins. And yes, they are quite a bit like french toast aren't they.

Those look fantastic.

Lauryn said...

you are genius making these into muffins!!! They really look great!!

Jess said...

Bread pudding muffins - I love it! They look incredible.

Lynnylu said...

Great idea making the muffins. Looks wonderfully sinful and decadent.

Nickki said...

What a brilliant idea turning the pudding into muffins! Really clever! :-)

~Nikki~ said...

They look mighty tasty

Liz said...

Yay! Glad to have (at least partially) converted you from a bread pudding hater. Making these as muffins is genius. Thanks for baking along this week!

Chantal, star of The Cake Princess. said...

The muffins are a great idea! And I really enjoy the blog and the name! Clever all around.

Kaitlin said...

Making these as muffins was really a fantastic idea - I never would have thought of it. They look delicious.