Desserts: Custards, Puddings & Bread Puddings

“…puddings are known as custards (or curds) if they are egg-thickened, blancmange if starch-thickened, and jelly if gelatin based. Pudding may also refer to other dishes such as bread pudding and rice pudding…” Wikipedia classic puddings   bread puddings   other custard desserts   pies & tarts   sauces   you might also like Advertisements

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Polenta Budino with Plum Marmellata

I could hardly believe my eyes as I turned the pages of this month’s Bon Appetit…and saw this recipe in the R.S.V.P. section. A dessert from the famed Babbo in NYC. Now, I don’t know about you, but I may never have a chance to eat at Babbo, but this? This dessert is easy to pull…

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Lemon Curd

On an earlier post, the one on Almond Praline, I spoke of a master plan to make ahead components of a showstopper of a dessert, Roasted Pears with Lemon Cream and Maple Caramel Syrup. This gorgeous, tart, sunny lemon curd is just one component but also stands on its own as a fantastic recipe.

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Irish Bread Pudding – Bread & Butter Pudding . $1.37

Bread Pudding, we always called this, although on the rare occasions I’ve seen this recipe, it’s been called Bread & Butter pudding, probably to distinguish this from the New Orleans’ style of bread pudding which has become so popular. Bread & Butter pudding is layers of lightly toasted bread, spread with butter, sprinkled with cinnamon sugar…

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Hungry Mum’s Custard Sauce – Creme Anglaise . $1.45

Some custard sauces of today, or Creme Anglaise as they are sometimes known, are getting a bit out of hand. I recently saw one with 6 eggs and a vanilla bean, and while it must have been awesome, I like the idea of this classic sauce from the Hungry Mum. It’s delicious, silky and lovely,…

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The Best Home-made Chocolate Pudding

Chocolate pudding has long been one of my favorite desserts, from the time I sat at the formica table as a child and ate it out of melamine bowls (ours were a robin’s egg blue) to today. If you’re not loving chocolate pudding, it’s likely you’re eating the premade or the mix, both of which…

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