Four-Star Chocolate Bread Pudding
I'm disappointed. The Four-Star Chocolate Bread Pudding let me down. Correction. It was me...I think I know what happened. I didn't let my bread get stale enough. Or maybe I didn't get the right kind of bread. I made the bread pudding for Easter dinner, and I was in a little bit of a hurry, so I didn't get into making my own brioche, which I'd like to try sometime. I just bought a loaf of some kind of egg bread from my local Wal-Mart. I did leave it out to get stale, but apparently not long enough. I should have also used Dorie's toasting tip. The picture above (taken as I was chasing sunlight around my kitchen on Easter morning) shows how unappetizing the bread pudding looked. I'm not great with food photography, but I don't know how you'd make it look good. It had a good flavor, but my bread pudding pretty much had two distinct layers. There was the chocolate custard layer on the bottom, then the bread on top. It had a really good flavor, but I knew it wasn't right. I'm not sure that I'll make it again.Upper East Side Chronicle. I'm really looking forward to next week's Chocolate Cream Tart though!