I have never tried my hands at making bread puddings before this, curiosity aroused when I was captivated by the one that I saw at Wendy's. Hers was looking all bright and cheery. I made a mental note to try it out one day. Pretty sure with a nice cup of coffee, it would spice up breakfast.
The opportunity came when I had some leftover store bought bread, the one from a new kid on the block. I find their bread to have better texture. My guess was it would do well in the bread pudding, hoping that it wouldn't turn out too soft and soggy.
And viola, this was the bread pudding that perked up our breakfast the other day. I love the bright colors of this pudding. And how the bread pieces are arranged , making it look very neat and pretty (learned this from Wendy too). I used orange ginger jam, scattered a mixture of craisins, raisins plus some apricots and top it with a dash of mixed spice. I left the bread soaking overnight and bake it in the next morning for a fresh and warm bread pudding.
Yummeh! Oh, and we love the crispy peaks too!
Recipe : Table for 2 or More