a tale of tails, tenacity, and tedium, as told by me, usually barefoot and bellowing

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Bread Pudding...

Dar's Stuffings posted a wonderful recipe for Bread Pudding with her mom's amazing sauce.  I've never made bread pudding because Mom just always made Cold Biscuit Cobblers with what ever fruit we had.  I thought I would give it a try.
Dar forget to tell me I must be attentive.  Directions were to cook one hour or when the a knife inserted comes out clean.  Simple, right?  Not for me.  I had a hour, the kitchen was good so back to my repairs and redesigns.

TWO HOURS later Hubby asks What's cooking in the oven.  I ran screaming as if the sprinting would turn back the clock.  Poor Bread.
Here's my poor pitiful bread pudding.  I didn't have raisins so I just had plain cinnamon bread pudding.
I panicked.  I have ruined it!  I had saved the ends of many home made loaves to create something and now I have killed their chance to live again!

A sign of a good cook, I think, is the ability to make everyone think it is supposed to come out this way.  Butter works to soften the outer crust of homemade bread so I tried that.  Nope didn't work.  So I carefully removed all the crusty pieces, cut them into small pieces and buried them in a bowl of cool whip.  That worked, I have small soft DARK squares of cinnamony goodness. 

The remaining loaf was iced with Dar's Mom's glaze.  It just didn't look right so I flipped the bread top to bottom.  Oh, the bottom was beautiful,  Sooooooo I iced that side with coconut caramel icing glaze.  

Result:  Every one loved it.  The cook's reputation was saved.  I have created a new recipe, Gail's Burnt Offerings.

Wish For The New Year:  Even when you mess up, may you always be creative enough to fix it...and learn a lesson in the fixing.

Happy New Year!

26 comments:

Sandra said...

thank you for my first HA HA HO HO HE HE moment in 2013... i can't stop laughing, this is so ME....i boiled eggs, not once but twice until the water was gone and the eggs popped. i can not leave the kitchen if i am cooking. glad it was edible.

Lynne said...

Like I have said . . . amazing woman!

Primitive Stars said...

Oh Gail, you make my morning......love your posts.....Happy Happy To You, Francine.

Mimi Foxmorton said...

Mother of Invention...and all that. ;)

ADORE bread pudding!
Nearly impossible to ruin!

Have a wonderfully creative year!

Mimi
The Goat Borrower

Buttons said...

Oh I would still eat it especially with the secret sauce:)
Baking and working at the same time never works for me either:)
Dar is such a great person I love Bread pudding. Have a Happy New Years Day. B

StitchinByTheLake said...

Hilarious Gail and that's exactly what I would have done - burned it, I mean. :) I'm going to try that recipe though because bread pudding is my husband's favorite dessert. blessings, marlene

Marti said...

What a recipe! That recipe will never be forgotten.

SaucyKod said...

Oh, you silly tilly, thanks a bunch, Eh, for giving me the first good giggle of 2013. I think you and I gotta be related somehow - my Mom asked me to start the ham for ham dinner one day. I put about an inch of water on the bottom and put in the ham and put it in the oven??? Mom came home just in time to rescue and put things right. I feel I am a pretty good cook most of the time, but I like to cook out doors. I do most of my cooking on BBQ and let me tell you, you can cook ANYTHING on the BBQ - I loved this post. :)

Coloring Outside the Lines said...

Sorry, trying really hard not to laugh, but this reminds me of my mother making scuppernon jelly, then sitting down to the computer to play solitaire. Burnt to a crisp. At least you saved yours!

Irene said...

That positively made my stomach hurt. You will think of something to make the best out of the worst situation. I call that straight optimism, sunny side up. I think you should try that bread pudding again but remember to take it out on time. It may be a whole new experience that will impress your family even more. And put the raisins in that time. You are such a good baker that it will turn out great. xox

Jane said...

Lol!! Well played :) Necessity is the mother of invention!

Linda Wildenstein said...

Gails burnt offerings....this is just perfectly hilarious. Been in that situation and yes, I too dropped back 15 yards and punted. Happy New Year friend, Oma Linda

LindaG said...

Haha. You are wonderful, Gail.
Happy New Year! I'm sure it will be a great one for you. ♥

Rudee said...

For a New Year's Resolution, perhaps you can get yourself a timer!

Happy New Year, Gail. May this be the only thing that didn't turn out as you expected this year. See? You got that out of the way early!

Country Gal said...

Been there done that ! I am glad it worked out in the end for you ! Heck perfection is over rated anyways lol! Happy new Year to you and your family !

John Gray said...

Oh bless that poor little pud
RIP

Dawn said...

Oh too funny! Yay for being creative and saving the pudding:) I had to do that yesterday with a NewYears cake I made:)

A Quiet Corner said...

LOL!....:)JP

Roses around the door... said...

hello Gail, i just wanted to wish you and your family a very happy and healthy new year.
I so love reading your blog!!
Best wishes jackie x

Michaele said...

I love how you share the things I would never think to blog about. Thanks for the chuckle - and the happy ending.

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

I am SO danged proud of you! Bread pudding is a favorite of mine but leave it to the kids bakery to make it for me.

HOW I wish life was that easy to to fix. I would turn this world up side down if I could change what is going on in my life right now.
Much love..and a big hug!
Happy New Year, dear friend!
Mona

Sandy said...

Gail,

If everyone loved it, then it came out good. A recipe to keep for next year.

Far Side of Fifty said...

Making new dishes is sometimes necessary..sound like you rescued what you could! Happy New Year! :)

Stevie Taylor said...

Anything can be saved when crumbled and used as an ice cream topping. And even if that won't work it goes to the hens and magically turns into fresh eggs! ;) stevie@ruffledfeathersandspilledmilk.com

Ella said...

I love how you saved it! So inventive are you ;D
I want some...

Sue said...

hahaha

I think I've made that dish myself once or twice.

;)

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