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Old 11-06-2006, 01:08 PM   #1
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Bread Pudding-Breakfast or Dessert?

This weekend I made a delicious bread pudding and topped w/caramel sauce and vanilla ice cream. It tasted alot like a rich french toast. Could I skip the toppings and serve as a breakfast item? Does anyone know the history of bread pudding?

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Old 11-06-2006, 01:27 PM   #2
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Glad you had a good experience with bread pudding. We love it in our house and I even have a separate section in my recipe file just for bread puddings. Of course, you can serve it for breakfast.

As for the history of the dish, you can Google "history of bread pudding" and come up with lots of great information. It's been around for a VERY long time. You might be surprised how long.

It's a super way to use up stale bread products. You might want to try making some using some old croissants. Wonderful.
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Old 11-06-2006, 01:36 PM   #3
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I love bread pudding any time of the day... beh, not only bread pudding, anything sweet!! I eat all sorts of sweets for breakfast, cakes, biscuits, pastries, cornettes, tarts, pies etc. etc.... if it works for you, why not??
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Old 11-06-2006, 02:14 PM   #4
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I also love bread pudding. Sure you could serve it for breakfast/brunch... It's just French Toast in a bowl, after all!

I've had/made some pretty good savory ones too, that go very well with roasted and grilled meats instead of potatoes, etc...
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Old 11-06-2006, 02:17 PM   #5
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I think it is good anytime of day.
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Old 11-06-2006, 02:52 PM   #6
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Well, noone can pretend its the lowfat/low calorie start to the day but it would be a great breakfast....though that is coming from the woman who has been known to eat chocolate mouse and trifle for breakfast....

It would be especially good as a treat for kids who struggle with a suffiicent intake of milk, or for a "home with a cold' day breakfast, it could be the breakfast alternative to chicken soup.

A nice take is to spread marmalade on the bread or brioche or what ever you are using up, than who would dare say its not breakfast! It would also be a nice addition to a brunch table...
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Since my Bread Pudding is prepared with Whisky Sauce, I usually serve it as a dessert.
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Old 11-06-2006, 03:19 PM   #8
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Since my Bread Pudding is prepared with Whisky Sauce, I usually serve it as a dessert.
My marmalade is made with whisky, and its most definitely the way to start the day, lol!
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Have you a recipe to share for that marmalade, Ms. Lulu???
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I certainly can do ChefJune, I never wrote it down though, I make it as per any normal course and dark marmalade and a generous "glug", and er, another, and then, well.....you get the picture.....I generally add the whisky while it is approaching setting point....and then a little more to soften the set afterwards too, not much, just I like a soft set and really good dark marmalade tends to set too well for me..
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