Chocolate – apricot jam bread pudding

by | Jun 7, 2024 | Desserts

Bread pudding is a classic dessert that has been enjoyed for centuries across various cultures. Originating as a frugal way to use up stale bread, it has evolved into a beloved dish featuring a rich and comforting blend of ingredients. The basic components of bread pudding include stale bread or sweet bread, milk or cream, eggs, sugar, and a mix of spices. These ingredients are combined and baked to create a custard-like dessert with a slightly crispy top and a soft, flavorful interior.

The preparation of bread pudding is straightforward, yet it allows for a lot of creativity. The process typically involves soaking the bread in a mixture of milk, eggs, and sugar until it is fully absorbed. The soaked bread is then transferred to a baking dish and cooked until it is set and golden brown. This simple method results in a dish that is both economical and delicious, making it a popular choice for home cooks and professional chefs alike.

The following bread pudding recipe comes from the cookbook Végre otthon ( Finally home) written by Judit Stahl. Besides the basic ingredients it also incorporates apricot jam and chocolate. Chocolate’s sweetness and apricot jam’s tanginess balance each other well, boosting the flavours of the dish. Once baked, the chocolate-apricot jam bread pudding will form a crispy crust that encases a delicious creamy, interior. Whether served warm or enjoyed cold as a breakfast treat, bread pudding remains a timeless favorite that continues to bring joy and satisfaction to those who savor it.

Chocolate - apricot jam bread pudding
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Hungarian cottage cheese

This is what Hungarian túró looks like

You often ask me what kind of cottage cheese (or curd cheese or farmer's cheese - call it what you want) I use in the recipes. In Hungary the store-bought cottage cheese is dry and crumbly as you can see in the picture. So if a recipe calls for túró, I mean this type. If you can't obtain túró, you can try to make your own from whole milk. Click on the link below.

Metric system vs cup

In Hungary metric units are in use, all the recipes on this website are based on this system, so a kitchen scale is necessary. Since I’m not familiar with cup as a measurement unit, I convert grams to cups by using an online converter. The values in brackets, therefore, are only approximate volumes, so, please, double-check them before you start cooking.

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