Monday, March 29, 2010

If You Don't Eat Meat, You Can Have Some Bread Pudding

Okay, not a Pink Floyd fan. But I couldn't resist the pudding reference. Sorry. I'd actually share a slice of my Chocolate Chip Coconut Bread Pudding with you, even if you do eat meat. But it might steer you away from the dark side:

This creamy bread pudding will be included in my cookbook, so I won't divulge the recipe. But as you can see, it contains melty chocolate chips, shredded coconut, and chunks of slightly-stale sourdough bread. I rarely eat white bread, but I'll occasionally splurge with some sourdough. This pudding would be delicious made with whole wheat bread too, I'm sure.

I ate some for breakfast, drizzled with Sweet Vanilla Sauce:

It's never too early for dessert, right? Can you believe I'd never even tried bread pudding until last Easter? My friend Sheridan and I made a strawberry bread pudding for an Easter/Spring picnic. The idea of wet bread used to gross me out, but one bite and I realized the bread actually becomes creamy and delicious rather than soggy. I think I'll have some more for breakfast tomorrow.

15 comments:

Tiffany said...

The idea of wet bread used to gross me out, too. But I tried some really tasty bread pudding and found that the texture is great when it's done right! Your pudding looks sweet and delicious. Vanilla sauce sounds like such a good addition. I'm excited for your cookbook--everything you've posted about it sounds so fabulous!

Veg is Sexy said...

Mmmm looks amazing

Kiersten said...

You know, putting pictures of delicious food and then making us wait for the recipe is a tease! lol

That looks awesome. I never tried bread pudding with sourdough before.Good idea!

kirsten said...

Doh' making us wait...can't wait for your cookbook!

Keri - I Eat Trees said...

That looks so good and my mom loves bread pudding! Guess I'll have to wait for the cookbook to make it for her! :)

Mihl said...

think you may just have turned me into a bread pudding fan! This looks so good!

miss v said...

okay, seriously, i've never liked bread pudding before. but the picture of yours with those gooey chocolate chips is making me drool (and reconsider my position)!

Sheridanna said...

Oh my goodness! This sounds so delicious! I can't wait to try it!!!!

The Shenandoah Vegan said...

Does this mean you're at the dessert section of your cookbook and it's almost done?

Trinity (of haiku tofu) said...

That looks amazing! Let's test it ;D

jessy said...

so true, Bianca - it's never too early for sweets! mmmmmmmm! i was also always kinda turned off by bread pudding until i tried some a few years back. i haven't had bread pudding in over 2 years, and i can't wait to test yours out! squeeeeeeee! i've found a most fantastical gluten-free bread i can use, too. coconut, chocolate, 'n bread - hellz yeah!

Kenzie @ A Healthy Purpose said...

looks amazing!

Pure2Raw Twins said...

Wow looks delicious! Chocolate chips YUMMMMM

Jenn said...

The Pink Floyd reference is very funny. I've never made bread pudding. I will definitley try this. Looks super yummy!

Melisser; the Urban Housewife said...

Holy crap, that looks GOOD!