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Friday, September 7, 2012

I got dibs on the stale bread. Puddin'.

stale bread and day-old muffins

What do we do with stale, dried out bread? Sure, throw it out. Ass-hats. NO!! Save it, who cares if it's dried out.
 Got some three-day-old muffins from the local box-store? I got plans. This is cooking poor, eating rich. Get some milk, any dried fruit, raisins, cranberries, cherries are just dandy. Get 3  hen-berries please. I grabbed a nectarine and a bag of frozen cherries. Get some ground cinnamon and sugar. Butter. Yes, butter. 







Here we go. Can you hear me? Am I shouting? We throw away more food than we consume. I can make a dessert from what most would call waste. You can too. 

Mise-en-place

I got some sliced, stale, french bread, 'bout 6 slices
3-day old banana-chocolate muffins, broken into pieces
Dried fruit. 'bout 1/4 cup, use any, raisins, cherries, cranberries, prunes

softened butter
cinnamon-sugar ( 1/4 cup sugar tossed with 1 TB cinnamon)

Gotta get your bread into big cubes. Smear with butter, place in a big bowl, toss with cinnamon-sugar
smear with butter, toss in cinnamon-sugar


Anybody else got some stale muffins? Break those up with your hands. Add to the bowl. 
got it?
in a measuring cup, dump your milk, break open those 3 eggs, whisk together, add vanilla extract
Best vanilla comes from Mexico


Whisk away. Dump into your bowl of scrap bready pieces. Add a hand of dried fruit and walk away. Watch some Downton Abbey for like 2 hours. Let  it all soak together. 

soakedy soak soak...laddity la
Grab your widest casserole dish, smear the sides with butter, yes butter
Put all that stuff in it, bake off at 325 degrees until puffy, 'bout 45 minutes. 


Sauce: 
grab a bag of IQF cherries
add 1/4 cup of sugar
nectarine peel
slice, mince..
juice of same
pinch of cinnamon

in a small pot, bring to boil, stir and remove from heat.
Puree, THUNDER-STICK

Strain it all through. What? You don't have a wire-mesh strainer? 
A one
a two


The pudding should be ready by now. Puffy.  Let's plate up. Serve with a bit of the sauce. 

I used a ring-form. 
Or maybe

Cooking poor, eating rich.
Get your grub on.
Ciao

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