Sunday, December 30, 2007

Bread Pudding for the Dogs

What do you do with rolls left over from your holiday party. Make bread pudding of course. The recipe i started with calls for day old bread. This implies that you buy fresh baked bread made without preservatives every day and have some left over or you went dumpster diving behind the bakery and scored some nice bread. (be sure to cut off any green mold before you make the pudding). The bread i used is 2 weeks old and would probably still be intact a month from now. A little preservatives (as opposed to preserves) never hurt anybody. (at least not right away). I also used raw milk which cannot legally be consumed by humans in the great state of Georgia or most other states. That is why we are going to feed our bread pudding to the dogs. ( yea right).
6 left over rolls (i used some brown ones and some curly ones)
1 cup chopped and peeled persimmons (thanks again Robert) ( you can use dried ones Novella)
1 cup chopped nuts (I used raw, organic walnuts. I hope they don't start pasteurizing them too)
1/2 stick butter
3 cups raw milk (don't drink it it might kill you)
6 eggs from free range organic feed eatin' chickens (none of those tortured factory farm raised ones)
3/4 cup raw agave nectar (nutrients remember)
1 tablespoon vanilla (I like vanilla)
1 teaspoon nutmeg
1 teaspoon cinnamon (I didn't have any so i put in 1/3 teaspoon ground cloves)

heat oven to 350ยบ
grease a 12"x8" pan or dish with some olive oil
tear up the bread and distribute evenly in the pan
melt the butter and drizzle over the bread
sprinkle the nuts and the persimmon over the bread
In a medium sized mixing bowl mix together the milk, eggs, agave nectar, vanilla, and spices
Pour the mixture over the bread
Press the bread down into the liquid so all of the bread is covered
Bake for 45 minutes or until the top springs back when lightly pressed upon

Allow to cool enough to keep from burning your mouth
Scoop out a big hunk, top with your favorite ice cream and gobble it up.


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