Raisins in my chocolate?
I glanced at the recipe and decided to forego the dried fruit. Yes, I am one of those odd people who cannot stand Oatmeal Raisin cookies. Don’t know why really cause I like them in other capacities. But raisins do not make an appearance in my desserts. Well, generally. Yer outta here raisins!
You know what would be nice?
Maybe a little cinnamon.Cause I like cinnamon with my chocolate (well, and chile pepper, but I didn’t want to go THERE). So I added 1/2 t cinnamon to the custard. In retrospect, maybe some chocolate chips mixed in with the bread would have been nice too – just for a little burst of chocolate here and there. Oh and I added some salt cause it seemed weird that there wasn’t any.
So alright, what could I possibly have screwed up?
The bread pudding is baked in a water bath. That is all fine and good unless you accidentally slosh the pan when you put it in the oven. Curse you pizza stone for making a tight squeeze between my oven racks!!
Overall, I thought this was pretty good. Nice flavor without being too sweet. But I think without the dried fruit it was a little boring. Again, those chocolate chips or a drizzling of chocolate sauce might be nice!
One final thought…
Next day leftovers out of the fridge trump eating it right out of the oven!