Warm, gooey, a little sweet or plenty savory, bread pudding is a luscious and incredibly decadent food. But why stop there? This week I have bread pudding on the brain and I cannot wait to whip up a few fabulous recipes.
My fridge is always stockpiled with quality bacon and fresh organic eggs—a breakfast staple. When this recipe for Arugula, Bacon, and Gruyere Bread Pudding recently crossed my path, I knew that bacon and eggs were about to lose their breakfast spotlight. I cannot wait to fold crisp bacon, sturdy Gruyere, eggs, and sharp arugula into hunks of crusty white bread.
I’m also baking up a robust loaf of Irish Soda Bread, which means leftovers are going straight into Farmhouse Cheese and Caraway Soda Bread Puddings. Baked in individual portions, this recipe is dinner party-perfect. And I do love a solid seasonal specialty, so this year I plan to cash in on pumpkins in their autumnal prime. Pumpkin pie is a classic and my grandmother, Rita, makes the best. But I know of a recipe that just may be able to compete: Pumpkin Bread Pudding. The only ingredient capable of ousting pumpkin from the spotlight is chocolate, especially when it’s starring in Chocolate Chile Bread Pudding.What’s your favorite sweet or savory bread pudding recipe?