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Old 07-18-2012, 06:22 PM   #11
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These are amazing helps and ideas. This time of year when all the fruit gets ripe at once, I get a little glazed...

The layered cobbler/pudding with sauce is next in line for trying - looks positively wicked. I got 12 croissants and have only used 6 today. I'm certain that I'll be bringing home an empty plate tonight and so will give this a second go tomorrow.

Here's what I came up with.

6 croissants, toasted and torn
Dried cherries (chickened out on fresh and used dried, trying to keep juice levels in check), soaked in kirsch
Many apricots cut in about 4 pieces each
handful of slivered almonds
Tsp slivered candied ginger
lemon rind from 1 lemon

the custard is made from approximately:
4 eggs
3 egg yolks
1 cup cream
1 cup milk
1/4 clavados
nutmeg
1.5 cup sugar

I added extra the egg yolks to help deal with the apricot juice.

The sauce is made from:
1 C cream
1/2 C milk
1 Cup Brown sugar
1/2 cup white sugar
3/4 C butter
1/4 c bourbon
vanilla

Boiled for a few mins

Baked at 350 until it looked about right.


After I took this pic, I stuffed the cut piece back in the pan and it's ready to take tonight. It was soooo hard not to eat it!

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Old 07-18-2012, 06:46 PM   #12
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That looks simply amazing!!
Great job!
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Old 07-18-2012, 07:09 PM   #13
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Oh yum!!!
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Old 07-18-2012, 08:29 PM   #14
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Looks great Janet!!!
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Old 07-18-2012, 11:34 PM   #15
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Yum! Janet! That looks amazing, copying and pasting and I have a bag of Rainiers.
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Old 07-19-2012, 12:07 AM   #16
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Janet maybe you will be famous for creating a new croissant bread pudding recipe. It will be interesting to read your post on how the recipe was received.
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Old 07-19-2012, 08:28 AM   #17
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These are amazing helps and ideas. This time of year when all the fruit gets ripe at once, I get a little glazed...

The layered cobbler/pudding with sauce is next in line for trying - looks positively wicked. I got 12 croissants and have only used 6 today. I'm certain that I'll be bringing home an empty plate tonight and so will give this a second go tomorrow.

Here's what I came up with.

6 croissants, toasted and torn
Dried cherries (chickened out on fresh and used dried, trying to keep juice levels in check), soaked in kirsch
Many apricots cut in about 4 pieces each
handful of slivered almonds
Tsp slivered candied ginger
lemon rind from 1 lemon

the custard is made from approximately:
4 eggs
3 egg yolks
1 cup cream
1 cup milk
1/4 clavados
nutmeg
1.5 cup sugar

I added extra the egg yolks to help deal with the apricot juice.

The sauce is made from:
1 C cream
1/2 C milk
1 Cup Brown sugar
1/2 cup white sugar
3/4 C butter
1/4 c bourbon
vanilla

Boiled for a few mins

Baked at 350 until it looked about right.


After I took this pic, I stuffed the cut piece back in the pan and it's ready to take tonight. It was soooo hard not to eat it!

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I want some! That looks like a winner, but hold the liquor in mine please. I can almost smell it. I can taste and feel it in my head. Very low calorie that way, but not nearly as satisfying.

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Old 07-19-2012, 12:15 PM   #18
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So - here's the wrap report (before I begin making the Chiefs version). The Bread pudding was pretty amazing served warm. The pan emptied fast. I would make two changes however...

I soaked the cherries in kirsch and flavor was too strong. Next time rehydrate in water or fruit juice.

The apricots didn't juice as much as I anticipated and so I think I could have used fresh cherries as well and compensated by reducing custard a little.

Notable comments from the potluck included:

"bread pudding is a girly dessert - women just love it (shrug)... but at least she added booze for the guys"

"I usually avoid bread pudding because of the calories, but yours is so light with all that fresh fruit, I had extra" ( I kept my mouth shut about the cream, butter and sugar)

And from my DH when I offered to serve him some: "No thanks, I don't like pudding, but have you tried that great apricot cake-y thing? It's awesome" (yeah... I know, but I picked him.....)
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Well done, gal!
I might have to try my hand at this very soon!
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Old 07-19-2012, 01:47 PM   #20
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And from my DH when I offered to serve him some: "No thanks, I don't like pudding, but have you tried that great apricot cake-y thing? It's awesome" (yeah... I know, but I picked him.....)
:snort: Sounds like something my DH would say! Glad it worked out for you.
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