16 December 2011

cranberry apple bread pudding

Another recipe I made in Michigan. This bread pudding was a big hit. When trying to think of something to make with all the apples, my Dad suggested a bread pudding. So when looking up recipes I found this one. It originally called for dried cranberries but I added whole fresh ones instead. They stayed whole while baking so when eating it, they add nice tart addition to the sweet pudding. 

The hot buttered rum sauce that you drizzle on top, is out of this world. So buttery and the rum just gives it a slight kick. I had to use white rum for it because that's all I had on hand but it still came out wonderful. 

I loved how the light came into my great grandfather's kitchen. The windows were higher than the ones in my kitchen, which lead to me being able to get that dreary look with dark shadows. It was a nice change to my kitchen, which lets into a lot of bright direct light which is not always the look I'm going for. 

I found chestnut puree at the store today! I have never seen it before or had it, so I'm excited to use it in a recipe. If anyone has any suggests for how to use it, please leave them in the comments. Thanks!













 Recipe from Good Eats'n Sweets Treats blog

13 comments:

Lesley said...

Oh my!
This looks amazing!

Sue/the view from great island said...

This is magnificent! i think I'd like that rum sauce on ice cream, too. The light in your great grandfather's kitchen is so serene, what fun to have a completely different environment to play in.

pips said...

it is so nice! Love your vintage kitchen!

Jenny @ Practically Perfect... said...

This looks delicious!

mirela said...

lovely post as ussual. It looks delicious! I'm waiting yours posts every week for their beautiful photos!

mirela said...

I'm sorry for my gramatical mistakes, I am from Roumania :D

christelle is flabbergasting said...

Is that my kitchen? ;) I had more or less the same oven (few months ago) but I am even more surprised to see the same "vintage" dish with the little flowers! :D I looove the combination apples + cranberries: I often do a crumble based on this same flavors but I'll definitely try your bread pudding.

And… I absolutely love the delicate mood and lighting in your pictures!

Regarding the chestnut purée, I have a very good recipe on my blog (in French… but you can give a chance to Google Translation!) of an hazelnut and chestnut purée financier with caramelized hazelnuts… http://www.christelleisflabbergasting.com/2011/04/financier-noisette-et-creme-de-marrons.html -Tell me if you give it a shot! :)

athena said...

Oh, I definitely noticed the difference in light in these photos... really love the drama and atmosphere :) The combo of cranberries and apples sounds lovely.

Anonymous said...

I cannot wait to bake this! As for the chestnut spread, the beautiful couple over at Happyolks recently made one they're using on crepes, toast and apple slices: http://www.happyolks.com/every-little-bit/

Grace :)

Sarah said...

love the photos and the food, it all looks beautiful.

madhu said...

Yum!

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kimp said...

Awesome pics! Tried this recipe for New Years Eve, absolutely what I was looking looking for. Rum sauce was phenomenal!