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Bread Pudding Trend?

johnnybgargoyle May 3, 2011 10:03 AM

Maybe I'm just noticing it like one would when you buy a new car, and suddenly see that "everyone" seems to have one, but it seems in the last month or two, I'm noticing Bread Pudding showing up more and more on dessert menus.

Bayview Grille (although they say theirs is seasonal and will be coming off the menu soon)
Mad Jack's (don't know about the "Cowboy" versions of the restaurant)
Famous Dave's (at least at Calhoun Sq).

Of those three, the Famous Dave's version was an utter delight.

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    ilikepeas May 3, 2011 04:33 PM

    What else are you going to do with your leftover bread? The choc bread pudding at Bars in St Paul best of all.

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      Brad Ballinger May 3, 2011 06:06 PM

      Boy, I certainly hope it's a trend. And a long-lasting one at that! I like to make the Cook's Illustrated version in my home, but I also enjoy seeing it on restaurant menus.

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        sheepy May 3, 2011 06:24 PM

        The mystery dessert at Hell's Kitchen one night last week was an apple bread pudding that was amazing!

        Hell's Kitchen
        80 South 9th Street, Minneapolis, MN 55402

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          Jardinera May 4, 2011 05:09 PM

          Let's hope the trend continues!

          The simple, not-too-sweet/not-too-tart raspberry bread pudding served at the teensy Cottage Cafe in Amboy made me a believer.

          It's served warm with a dollop of real whipped cream and is light as a feather. This unique restaurant ,which uses local produce, is worth a drive from the urban area.

          If you go be sure to make reservations as it can be very busy in the summer.

          No, I'm not a family member. (But I wish I were!)

          1. johnnybgargoyle Jan 3, 2012 11:46 AM

            Been a while, but thought I'd note this one; I was at the Denny's off of 94 and 101 (on my way to Cabela's), and they had Bread Pudding French Toast as an entree on their seasonal "holiday" menu.

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              MSPD Jan 3, 2012 01:12 PM

              Boy, the French would be appalled if they knew what we were doing with their toast concept.

            2. twyst Jan 3, 2012 11:54 AM

              Bread pudding has a ridiculous profit margin. It literally costs almost nothing to make, thats why its on so many restaurant menus.

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                BatMan Jan 17, 2012 10:38 AM

                Had chocolate bread pudding at Scusi Sat night. Very good.

                1. AnneInMpls Jan 17, 2012 11:53 AM

                  The bread pudding at Citizen Cafe is fabulous - it might be my favorite in town. But I need more research.

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                    shadowfax Jan 18, 2012 11:31 AM

                    Famous Dave's has had bread pudding for a long time.

                    Hazel's NE has a good one. It's nice to have a dessert option that doesn't beat you over the head with sweet.

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