A delicious failure!
Strawberry Bread Pudding
- 1 pound fresh ripe or frozen strawberries (if using fresh, save 1/4 lb. unsliced for topping)
- 3/4 cup orange juice
- 4 cups French bread cubes
- 4 Tablespoons butter, melted
- 1 cup half and half
- 3 eggs, beaten
- 1 cup sugar
- 8 ounces cream cheese, softened
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
Soak strawberries in orange juice. Place bread cubes in a bowl. Pour melted butter over all, toss to coat. Then you whisk half and half into beaten eggs.
In a mixer on medium speed; combine sugar, cream cheese, vanilla, salt and nutmeg. Blend well. Add the egg/milk mixture and mix well and add strawberry/orange juice mixture, mixing until fully combined. Pour mixture over buttered bread cubes; cover and refrigerate for one hour or overnight.
Bake this at 350 degrees for 45 minutes covered, and at 400 degrees for 10 minutes uncovered.
This was a failure. I’m not sure what i did wrong but the cake just wouldn’t set! I must have hit an hour mark in the oven and it still just wouldn’t set in the middle. I’m wondering if the pan I used was just too small, so it couldn’t cook through properly.
Even though this failed though, in presentation and directions, it tasted mighty delicious! I’m thinking after I go berry picking I’m going to attempt this again. If it doesn’t work I think i should stick to cobblers. No pictures exist of this but I kind of wish I took a few because I could use them as learning points.