We eat a lot at a restaurant near us called John's Diner and they have fabulous White Chocolate Bread Pudding. I wondered how Dorie's would compare. I sent the yankee to the store (Publix) for some challah bread, but the ladies at the store told him to use these dinner rolls instead. They were out of challah bread of course. So I cubed them up and toasted them in the oven as Dorie suggested. I was thinking as I cubed this wonderfully fresh bread, that if I had wanted fresh bread, it would have been half stale. But since I needed it stale, of course it was deliciously fresh.
Here I am blogging away while the dear DH is outside laying bricks on his hands and knees to expand our patio (at my request of course). Of course I get all my ideas from HGTV. The DH says HGTV has ruined Saturday afternoons when men used to gulp beer while watching a good ole football game! Now they lay bricks, bust through walls, and hang new chandeliers.
Here is the pudding in its pre-baked stage. I dutifully patted it on the back with my spoon every ten minutes or so for half an hour.
The pudding came out perfect. Dorie really delivered on this one. I took it to my dinner party and served with whipped cream (of course you know I serve everything with whipped cream!). I think it was a big hit. It was very chocolatey, though, so I was glad I did not serve with chocolate sauce! At the dinner party they played a game. Each guest wrote down three things about themselves that hopefully no one knew. The twist was, one of them had to be a lie! My best friend, Lisa, guessed mine of course. I wrote that I had played tennis on a league for five years, I lost 150 lbs on Nutrisystem in 1995, and I play piano. Can you guess which one was a lie?
The first one my husband wrote was that he was a yankee. (Well that was a dead give away right there don't you think?). It was an interesting game and we learned a lot about each other.
Thanks to Lauren of Upper East Side Chronicle for hosting this week's TWD. Great pick Lauren!
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See everyone on Thursday when I'll be back with Balsamic Chicken and Spinach, and Croque Monsieur sandwiches!