Sunday, November 11, 2007

pumpkin marshmallow bread pudding

i couldn't find a recipe using canned pumpkin and marshmallows in a bread pudding... much less using breads like sourdough and pumpernickel, which i thought would stand up pleasantly to the sweetness of the dessert... so i put this recipe together from several others, with my own additions.

preheat oven to 350.
mix together two cups of milk and a third of a can of canned pumpkin. set aside.
chop 5-6 pieces of bread into cubes. toss these, and one cup of small marshmallows, into the pumpkin milk and stir till covered evenly. let this soak together while you prepare the rest of the ingredients.

in another bowl, mix three eggs together. add a tbsp of maple syrup, a tsp of nutmeg (and whatever other related spices suggest themselves to you), and the rest of the can of pumpkin, and stir together.
pour this mixture over the soaking bread, stir to combine, and spoon into two loaf pans or similar. (there's just something funny about bread pudding in a loaf pan.)

bake for about thirty minutes, or until the batter sets-- if you use glass pans, you'll see it pulling away from the sides in places. serve warm, with whipped cream.

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