I’m proud of myself — I had a loaf of bread that had gone stale and I didn’t want to just throw it away, so I decided to make bread pudding. I didn’t have everything on hand for this recipe, so I improvised! Which is not like me at all! And I think it actually turned out okay…so it could be, like, the beginning of a whole new era in baking.
I had some ReddiWip left over from Thanksgiving that I used in place of whipping cream (although I doubled the amount as it seemed a bit airy…and therefore not likely to have much impact in the amount specified). I also just used whatever baking chocolate I had on hand and I totally didn’t chop it. (I never chop it…and it always melts just fine.) Mind you, it’s not likely something I would serve at a dinner party or anything like that…but to use up stale bread — just regular bread, mind you…not even crustless French bread — it was pretty good.