It's a gloomy day here in The South. And though I went for my daily anger run on the treadmill and was bullied (with love), by my dear friend Fitness Instructor to attend her morning class, I still found myself unhinging for a fundraising hot dog for lunch.
Hours later I again found myself needing a feeding. So before I slipped into a shame spiral of Netflix viewing for the evening I continued my quest to use only what I have on hand. Have you figured out how lazy I am when it comes to grocery shopping? And to think I used to do it for a living.
The end result was bread pudding. Folks down this way love their bread pudding. And on more than one occasion I have heard the harsh whisper of "it's good, but it's not my momma's". And since my momma didn't make bread pudding growing up I went to one of my books of worship and asked one of our chosen people for inspiration.
Ruth came through (not Biblical Ruth - though I image she has a good kugel recipe or two up her robe).
Toasted Bread And Butter Pudding
Recipe from The Gourmet Cookbook by Ruth Reichl
***notes on recipe: I used a cubed brioche in place of challah. Topped with mixed berry compote.