When I say something I create/cook has been ‘boho’d’ I mean…
…that I’ve taken an ingredient or ingredients, a recipe, or maybe not, and re-cycled and twisted it to something I think is even better and more audacious than the original. Now, that’s not to say that what I start with, as in someone else’s recipe, is not great…far from it in this case! This recipe, which I boho’d, came from the L.A. Times Test Kitchen. I was looking for a really great bread pudding recipe…something that would woweee me, have some unique features about it, and one that I thought I could put my own spin on! There were 13 featured bread puddings–I chose this one from the Handle Bar Food & Saloon in Silverton, Colorado. This ‘Coconut Strawberry Bread Pudding’ was soooooooooooooo awesome! We were invited to our neighbor’s house for dinner, and this is what I took…our friends, Lisa and Gary, have 17 year-old twin sons–they loved it, each ate two helpings! Hummmm, wonder if I should have carded them?
Makes: 12 pudding cupcake cups
Preheat Oven to 350
What you need:
1 tbl butter
1 cup milk
1 cup coconut milk
1/2 cup plus 2 tablespoons sugar, plus extra for spooning in the base of the muffin tin
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
¼ cup golden raisins
¼ cup sweetened coconut
2 ½ to 3 cups day-old French bread, torn or cut into bite-sized pieces
12 whole strawberries
¼ cup whiskey
Warm whiskey sauce (Note: Recipe at Ally’s Kitchen)
What you do:
Heat the oven to 350 degrees.
Melt the butter, whisk in the milk, egg, sugar and vanilla. Stir in the coconut, raisins and bread.
Set aside until bread well-soaked, 30 to 45 minutes.
Meanwhile, prepare the whiskey sauce. The strawberries should be drizzled with the whiskey and left to marinade, then drizzle with about 2=3 tbl of the whiskey sauce prior to serving.
Butter a 12-tin muffin pan. Sprinkle the base of each with sugar. Fill each opening with equal amounts of the pudding. Bake in a hot water bath until set, about 30-35 minutes.
Scoop each pudding muffin out and serve with the warm whiskey sauce and top with a drunken whole strawberry.