Saturday, May 21, 2011

What to do with ono leftover cardamon bread?

Sometimes freezer can be full of surprises. As I was making a mushroom pot roast for Mr Wonderful for the week, I found ½ load of cardamom bread from Tobies. I bought it on the way back to the city from Momi’s amazing yoga retreat a month ago.

A group of friends and I had plan to attend the Lobster Boil at Smack Shack this afternoon. Check out this feast:

I brought home 5 lobster heads too, it will be wonderful for stock!
I know Mr Wonderful would most likely want something sweet by this evening. I picked up some blueberries a few days ago, so here is my simple leftover bread pudding

Blueberry cardamom bread pudding with simple microwave blueberry syrup
  • ½ loaf of cardamom bread, cut or tear into small pieces
  • 8 oz low fat buttermilk
  • 2 eggs
  • ½ cup blueberries, washed.
  • ¼ cup sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 tbsp melted butter (I had a tbsp of lillikoi butter left in a jar, I use that instead)
In a medium bowl, whisk 2 eggs, Add sugar. Mix in buttermilk till blended. Fold in butter.

Add bread piece, make sure it is well soaked, you may need to add a little bit more milk, depending on the size of the load and the texture. The bread I used was quite soft and not dense.
Use the back of a spoon to break down the bread as much as possible. Fold in vanilla. Cover and let it stand in the fridge for about an hour

Heat oven to 350. Grease or spray a 8x8 square glass pan.

Gently fold blueberries into the bread mixture.  
Pour pudding into the prepared pan
Bake for 1hour or until set. (When you insert the toothpick in the center of the pudding, it should come out clean)
Let the pudding stand for about 10 mins. Cut into squares and serve with ice cream and/or with the simple blueberry syrup (About 8 serving). 

Microwave Blueberry syrup (Serve 4)
  • ¼ cup blueberries, cleaned
  • ¼ cup sugar
  • ½ cup water
  • Juice of ½ a lemon
Combine all in a 2 cups measuring cup. Microwave on high for 2 mins. It will boil in the cup and thicken slightly.

Remove from microwave, stir and let stand for a few min. Stir again.

Pour a couple of tablespoons of the syrup over the bread pudding and serve


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