Sunday, March 29, 2009
Blueberry Bread Pudding
Variations from a shoot on Friday. Writer put together the ingredients and handed off the unbaked bread pudding for me to bake at home where I could shoot with my own props at hand.
Now, problem number one: the thermostat on my oven broke a few months back and my landlady hasn't been able to get around to fixing it. I have a counter top convection oven so I really haven't missed it. Especially since I'm single and when I have need to bake something, I'm baking portions for one.
Problem number two: The baking dish the writer prepared the bread in was a full-size lasagna pan. Uh, too big for my small countertop convection.
Solution: Transfer the bread pudding to smaller, more manageable dishes. I took the pudding and transferred it to a pretty 10" round casserole dish and the left-over went into 4 ramekins to give me a variation to choose from in the final layout.
I wound up not particularly liking the shots of the pudding uncut in the pretty scalloped baking dish and opted for a slice and then the ramekins. I dug around for scrapping paper in various shades of pink and lavender and the dishware I pulled out of my collection.
This is for our Easter brunch menu publishing in two weeks.