I have a “recipe bucket list”. A “wish list” of all the recipes that, I think, are difficult to make. One of my goals with this blog is to perfect them in my very own kitchen and share it with you here on my blog.
One of those recipes is Challah Bread. I have always wanted to make a six-braided Challah Bread that is sweet, soft and delicious. Like the ones they sell in gourmet bakeries.
Yesterday I tried a Challah Bread recipe I found online. It did not end up being good. Then I tried a second recipe I found online. Again, not good.
6 hours later, determined to find the best combination of flour, sugar, egg, oil, and yeast, I made the third loaf. This time I came up with my very own combination from the things I learned from the first two times.
4 pounds of flour, 12 eggs, ½ pound of sugar, ½ liter of oil, and 8 packages of yeast later, I found the perfect combination of ingredients for the best Challah Bread.
However, I am not ready to publish it yet because I still need to work on the braiding.
With 6 loaves of Challah bread I had to come up with creative ways of using it. That is how this Pumpkin and Maple Bread Pudding came about. It is easy to put together, amazingly delicious, and perfect for the season.
You can serve it with a simple vanilla sauce or homemade vanilla ice cream. As it is baking in the oven, the sweet smell of cinnamon, pumpkin, and sugar fills the house.
A real autumn treat for you and your family…
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