So the drifting in my brain became focused on two things: 1. the universal need for comfort food, and 2. figuring out what the sweet counterpart to savory stuffing would be. Well, duh, if stuffing is stale bread with liquids, vegetables, and seasoning, then the sweet version is bread pudding!! And let's be honest, call it challah kugel and serve it as a side-dish; call it bread pudding and it's dessert (yummy with Creme Anglaise!!). And if you want to go all out, serve it for breakfast with some maple syrup and it's a fabulous French Toast souffle. I get raves for this dish, especially from my family, who fight over the last piece...
|Is it a side dish? A dessert? Breakfast? Brunch? All of the above!!|
Sweet Bread Pudding
8 cups cubed day-old challah, crusts removed
1 Granny Smith apple, peeled and diced
1/2 cup raisins
1/2 cup sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/ teaspoon cinnamon
2 cups soy milk or non-dairy creamer or a combination of the two (use real dairy milk for a milchig/chalavi version)
Toss the challah cubes with the diced apple and raisins. Place in a greased oven to table baking pan.
Bake for about 45 - 50 minutes, until top is lightly browned.
Now before I send you to see all the other delicious contributions to this month's link-up, please keep in your minds, hearts, and prayers the brave soldiers of the IDF, as well as the residents of the South of Israel, and the entire Home Front. May we all be blessed to live in peace and security.