I’ve recently been on a mission to re-organize and clean out our freezers. I know we have things that have been in the arctic depths too long. The other day on a clean out I found some sweet bread (coffee cake remnants?) that I had frozen in chunks. I tasted it. Hmmm. It was okay. But it had been frozen a while. What to do? Bread pudding, of course!
- about 2 cups of bread, torn in chunks
- an apple that I cut into pieces
- 1/4 cup chopped fresh or frozen cranberries
- two eggs whisked with half a cup of milk
- about 2 tablespoons maple syrup
- cinnamon and nutmeg
- a crumb topping that I had also frozen when I had a bit too much for a previous recipe
- black walnuts leftover from breakfast (topping for oatmeal)
Layer the bread in a buttered dish (or cast iron pan like I used). Sprinkle on a tiny bit of nutmeg and a bigger bit of cinnamon. Add the apples and cranberries. Drizzle on the syrup with more cinnamon. Pour on the egg and milk mixture. Let the pudding sit for about an hour to start absorbing the liquid. Add the crumb topping if you’re feeling really decadent.
Bake at 350 degrees until golden brown. Serve warm.It’s just some old bread, some fruit, eggs, milk, and spices, but it is ooohhhhh so good! Mr. Homesteader kept asking for more and practically whimpered when I told him that there was no more.
What’s your favorite freezer clean-out ever? Or are you organized enough that you never need to clean out your freezer?
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