6 hours ago
Friday, December 2, 2011
This is a bit risqué. Pound Cake AND Bread Pudding. Perverse.
I know I am supposed to be posting detox salads, but I can't say no to cake or wine for more than 5 days, I have tried.
I am just trying to do my part to not waste food.
I made a big lemon pound cake and after day 4 it was a bit stale and dried out.
Instead of tossing it, I decided to cut it into cubes and soak it in a nice custard. Sort of like a cake revival.
The results were crazy. I am a big bread pudding fan, as you know, but this one takes the cake! (no pun intended!).
If you don't happen to have stale cake laying around (and really, who does?), I guess you could purchase a store bought pound cake.
Stale Pound Cake Bread Pudding:
I had about 5 slices of cake left out of a big bundt cake, so I would guess-timate (I like that word) about 3 cups of cake cubes.
Lay your cake pieces on the bottom of a buttered baking dish, fitting them in snuggly next to eachother.
Combine 4 eggs, 1 3/4 cups of milk and 1/2 cup of granulated sugar and whisk together. This will be the custard. (you may need a little more milk if you are using more cake).
Carefully pour the custard over the cake cubes and press down with a spatula to absorb the liquid.
Bake in a 350F oven for about 35 minutes. When ready to serve, cut into pieces and drizzle the warm cake pudding w/ heavy cream (as if the cake-turn-pudding didn't have enough fat & calories).
I am glad I could do my part to save a cake.