Mini Bread Pudding with a Balsamic Strawberry Sauce

Mini Bread Pudding with a Balsamic Strawberry Sauce

It's only fair to share...Share on FacebookPin on PinterestShare on YummlyEmail this to someonePrint this pageShare on Google+Share on StumbleUponTweet about this on TwitterShare on LinkedInShare on Tumblr

Vicky, Matt, Molly, Tanis, Mr. Nomad and I decided to get together on Saturday night before we all parted ways for our Saturday plans. For this special occasion (because isn’t any gathering with friends a special occasion?), I decided to serve my esteemed guests Bread Pudding.

Why did I decide on Bread Pudding?

Simple. I ordered one too many baguettes a few days ago and I had a full loaf just begging to be turned into this classic dessert.

More or less any dessert can be made into a mini version of itself and Bread Pudding is no exception. In fact, I enjoyed it more than the full pan version. If not baked all the way through, the middle of the Bread Pudding in a large pan can be soggy and not very appealing.

I’m not a fan of soggy Bread Pudding.

Not at all.

The Bread Pudding should be crisp on top and moist in the centre. Baked in a cupcake tin, these desserts are cooked all the way through, super easy to serve and they still look pretty! Bread Pudding can also look sloppy and messy once served, but again, not an issue when you use a cupcake tin!

I topped the Mini Bread Puddings with the best sauce to cross my lips in a while, Balsamic Strawberry Sauce that Molly got me hip to a while back. I had some Goma Greens strawberries that I wanted to incorporate in the Bread Pudding, but I knew I did not want to bake the strawberries with the Bread Pudding. Baked strawberries is not my favorite way to eat strawberries. The flavor just disappears during the baking process, which is a pity when it comes to Goma’s berries!

A funny side note. The next day, my son was so excited to have Bread Pudding. When I put the Mini Bread Pudding in front of him he threw his hands up and questioned what kind of name was Bread Pudding, if the dessert didn’t even have pudding in it. For those of you who don’t know my son, he’s a pretty mellow kid unless he’s mad, then he turns into the Hulk. A promised, but nonexistent pudding made him mad, as it should. But I told him to chill out and try the Bread Pudding before he continued on his tirade. In between him shovelling forkfuls of Bread Pudding in his mouth I explained to him, that this is a British dessert and in the UK, they call dessert…. Pudding.

So maybe all misconceptions could have been cleared by just calling it: Bread Dessert.

But that doesn’t sound all so fancy now does it? 

Serves 12

Mini Bread Pudding

This classic bread pudding is conveniently baked in muffin tins for easy serving and sharing!

20Prep Time

30Cook Time

60Total Time

Save RecipeSave Recipe

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup Butter, divided
  • 1 cup Milk (+1/4 cup if needed)
  • 1 cup Heavy Cream
  • 1/4 cup Sugar
  • 1/4 cup Brown Sugar
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon Nutmeg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon almond extract
  • 3 large egg + 1 large egg yolk
  • 1 French Baguette, sliced to bite sized pieces
  • Almond Cream1 cup Heavy Cream
  • 2 tablespoons Powdered Sugar
  • 1 teaspoon Almond Extract
  • GarnishMint Leaves
  • Fresh Strawberries

Instructions

  1. Melt the butter in a medium bowl. Whisk in the milk, cream, sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, vanilla and almond extract.
  2. Stir in the eggs and yolk. If the mixture seems dry, add an extra 1/4 cup milk.
  3. Add cubed bread let sit while preheating the oven.
  4. Preheat oven to 350F and butter a 12 cup muffin tin.
  5. Divide the bread mixture evenly into the muffin tin.
  6. Bake 30 minutes.
  7. Let sit 10 minutes before using a butterknife to remove the bread puddings from the tin.
  8. Almond CreamIn an electric mixer with whisk attachment, whisk the heavy cream, powdered sugar and almond extract until soft peaks form.
    To ServeServe warm and drizzle with Balsamic Strawberry Sauce and Almond Cream.
  9. Garnish with lots of mint leaves and fresh strawberries for a refreshing bite.
7.6.4
54
http://www.recipenomad.com/mini-bread-pudding-with-strawberries/

It's only fair to share...Share on FacebookPin on PinterestShare on YummlyEmail this to someonePrint this pageShare on Google+Share on StumbleUponTweet about this on TwitterShare on LinkedInShare on Tumblr

Get the Latest Recipes from Recipe Nomad’s Kitchen Delivered Right to You!

Get Recipe Nomad's Latest Adventures & Recipes Delivered Right to Your Email

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked