I had been planning all week to make bread pudding, and had been foiled one way or another every day, but today in my efforts to avoid the camera, I finally did it. And it was wonderful! The household vermin were particularly intrigued by it at every stage of its making, and even more so when it was done. I have had a time fighting them off. So now------ the second UPS man has come, bringing the Kitchenaid, the bread pudding was delicious, I am off to sing at a wonderful liturgy – the Chrism Mass, so the day is definitely looking up. I did not get my glove finished which was my main goal for the day, but maybe later.
BBB Pudding (Blueberry Banana Bread Pudding)
4 cups of old bread cubed (I used NYT bread 4 days old, and an English muffin)
2 cups of milk
half a cube of butter
½ cup sugar
a teaspoon of vanilla
a large ripe banana, sliced thinly (or two small)
½ cup, at least, of blueberries (I used frozen blueberries thawed)
Scald the milk, and melt the butter in it. Whisk in the sugar. Pour it over the bread and let it sit for about 10 minutes. Whisk the eggs and vanilla, and add them to the bread and milk. In a well greased dish, layer the bread mixture and a layer of bananas and blueberries twice, ending with a bread layer. Bake it at 350 for about 50 minutes, until a knife inserted in the middle comes out clean, and the bread tips are nicely browned.
This is really yummy - definite comfort food for those with camera anxieties!