It's Tuesday again and I'm not quite sure how it snuck up on me so quickly! I've been sick again all week and last night I was laying in bed writing my "sorry, no bread pudding post" mentally when I decided I would just suck it up and make it tomorrow anyways. Well, I'm sure glad I did.
Since my tall man can't have chocolate but can eat white chocolate (I think we need Alton Brown to explain that, he'd do a much better job) I subbed white chocolate in without looking back. I used a whole loaf of day old french bread (16 ounces instead of just 12) and had just the right amount of bread to custard. I also used 2 percent milk since that's what we keep on hand (no excuse for whole milk any more since my baby is 2 now!) I added some frozen raspberries for color last minute and they provided the perfect burst of flavor and freshness. And, I added a squirt of vanilla to the custard just to be safe. I've never regretted extra vanilla. I feel the same way about whipped cream, too- so I served this with heaping dollops of cream melting on top.
This was delicious, easy... and all gone in a few minutes. I'm glad I had guest tasters in the kitchen to keep me from eating it all in a frenzied, starving pregnant moment (you know what I'm talking about... when you get hungry when your pregnant, it hits suddenly and massively!) Thanks for the fun choice, Lauren. Make sure to get the recipe on her blog (or here) and make this for yourself. With any variation it would be a winner. And while you're here, please leave a comment with any suggestions on boosting your immune system. I've been so sick this pregnancy (with non pregnancy stuff) that I'm afraid to even look at raw cookie dough for fear of salmonella!