I love pudding. It’s something I’ve always known I like, but it’s more of a love. All sorts, chocolate especially, but from tapioca to banana to flan and creme brulee. Just, yum. I maybe like it more than–get this: ice cream.
I also love great (simple) recipes. & more over, great recipe books that are a delight just to flip through & not on account of their beautiful photography, but on the rustic charm that adorns each page. Simple drawings & hand written directions make ANY recipe one worth taking a second look at. Plus, with no picture there’s always the thrill of seeing the final result & the curiosity of knowing whether it has turned out as it should. Obviously I have a cookbook in mind…
Having just re-seen Julie & Julia, I almost feel obligated to commit to this far-less involved & much simpler & more Lacey-style version of cooking in 1 year. Plus, there’s got to be like 1/8th as many recipes as Julia Child’s anthology…so. I have no more excuses. There will be list making & ingredient having until every last recipe has been tried. Should be good. This book is chock-full of wholesome goodness, down-home style, veggie needing concoctions that will broaden our favorite recipe list–no doubt. So, 1 recipe a week. That’s the goal, & a dessert. We’ll see–I may up the anty.
The bread-pudding was great. I used fresh blueberries instead of apples or dried fruit & would recommend cooking it until you are positive it is thoroughly cooked. Ours was a bit soggy, but much better with whipped cream (& cold, i’m a cold pudding type) & hot with ice cream would have been a treat… I’m going to share this one, but because I believe EVERYONE should have a copy anyway, just go order it if you want them all (& I think you do).