Maple Bread Pudding
4 to 4 1/2 cups cubed bread*
4 large eggs
1 1/4 cups milk
1 cup heavy cream
1/2 cup maple syrup
1/4 cup brown sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract, or 1/8 teaspoon butter-pecan or butter-rum flavor
1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup diced pecans or walnuts, optional*
*Cranberry walnut bread is a great choice for this recipe, but any artisanal bread works well.
Panzanella Salad Soup
This soup is literally left over panzanella salad. Add all the salad ingredients to a pot. Add sufficient liquid to be able to cook/simmer the soup for 20 minutes. Puree in batches. Eat room temperature or hot. Freezes well.
There are a variety of recipes for panzanella salad, with the basic ingredients being tomatoes and slightly stale bread cubes. The recipe tasting version included summer vegetables and was dressed with a balsamic vinaigrette. Vegetable broth was used for the broth.
Ingredients for salad
Zucchini cut into 1 inch pieces
Tomatoes cut into 1 inch pieces
Thinly sliced red onion
Fresh corn kernels
French bread baguettes, slightly stale, cubed
Fresh mozzarella cheese pearls
Salt and coarsely ground pepper
4 -41⁄2 cups cranberry walnut bread, cubed
4 large eggs
21⁄4 cups milk
1⁄2 cup maple syrup
1⁄4 cup brown sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1⁄2 teaspoon nutmeg
1⁄4 teaspoon salt
½ cup warmed maple syrup
Ice cream or whipped cream
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