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The serendipitous moment: when recipe, pantry and desire collide

DuchessNukem Dec 13, 2011 03:20 PM

Was reading the "cooking for one" thread and saw a reference to Judith Jones' book "The Pleasures of Cooking for One", then read reviews of it on Amazon, where someone mentioned apple maple bread pudding. So I went looking for a typical recipe...

http://www.bonappetit.com/recipes/201...

Well, goodness, that sounds tasty. And I have apples. And maple syrup. And bread (not usual to have a lot around, as it's my husband's weak spot); and also not usual: heavy cream (a serious temptation for me).

So I scaled the recipe down and there's now a pan in the little counter convection oven. I realize that these are common ingredients but I love when I run into a recipe that will allow instant gratification!

  1. splatgirl Dec 13, 2011 03:37 PM

    One of the true joys of cooking, isn't it?
    Sounds delicious!

    1. chef chicklet Dec 13, 2011 03:53 PM

      that does sound good, and it's nice because if you really think about it, you can make just about anything if you're pantry is well stocked. I don't mean with expensive items either, you just proved that you can make a very attractive delicious dessert with items most all of us have right now. We just need a little nudge in the right direction. Least I know I do! I was thinking about how much I love apple crepes with caramel when I was reading this....

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