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Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Vale Nora Ephron

As a tribute, here's her recipe for bread pudding, from her novel Heartburn, which we have in the cookbooks section;

 Recipe: Caramelized Mush Bread Pudding

 Ingredients:
2 cups sugar
2 sticks butter, softened
2 1/2 cups whole milk
1 can sweetened condensed milk (Eagle Brand)
1 1/2 teaspoons nutmeg
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1 loaf good bread, torn in chunks
1 cup raisins
6 eggs, beaten
2 tablespoons vanilla

 Method: With an electric mixer in a large bowl, cream the butter and sugar until well mixed and add the eggs one at a time. Add the milk with the mixer on low then add all the remaining ingredients except the bread. Remove from the mixer and and then dump in the torn bread. Mix briefly and carefully. Pour into a large buttered casserole. Bake in a 350° oven for 2 hours. Stir thoroughly from bottom to top, including the sides, after the first hour. Serve with cream, although it is rich enough to eat all by itself- the cream actually breaks up the sweetness. This is really rich so serves perhaps 8-10.

Heartburn, the book :http://www.amazon.com/Heartburn-Nora-Ephron/dp/0679767959/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1315548405&sr=1-1

It was the first time I'd run into the term 'sticks [of] butter' , which I didn't see in the flesh till much later; I ended up overbuttering, making even more rich. Quarter pound, about 1/8 kilo. So two sticks, quarter kilo.

It is wonderful, and now I have gluten intolerance I can't make it any more.

Actually, hold it, I've got the recipe from an untrustworthy source.  I distinctly remember that  Ephron didn't say 'good bread' - she specifically said crap bread, worse the better.  Back online.

4 comments:

Demydo said...

The best bread pudding I've tased or made. Been making it for years. Worst bread is correct. I like to use hamburger buns or hot dog buns. You do not use Eagle Brand condensed mile. You use regular canned milk.

Demydo said...

Best bread pudding. It's like carmelized mush. Worst bread is correct not good bread and I use hamburger or hotdog buns. Eagle Brand condensed milk is not correct. Use one can of regular condensed canned milk. YOU WILL NOT BE DISAPPOINTED - REALLY, REALLY GOOD.

Demydo said...

The best bread pudding I've tased or made. Been making it for years. Worst bread is correct. I like to use hamburger buns or hot dog buns. You do not use Eagle Brand condensed mile. You use regular canned milk.

Chris Borthwick said...

Sorry, Demyo - ninety-nine out of a hundred comments are spam, so I hold them back till I can review them; and this time I was away with a cold... and so you tripled up. My apologies.

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