I love bread pudding… It’s as comforting as a mother’s love — at least for me!!! This Coimbra-style bread pudding is a smooth, flan-like Portuguese version of my Mom’s bread pudding.
Since I have already shared her masterpiece with you a few months ago, I decided to make the Portuguese version of her pudding… Now I can also say that bread pudding is as comforting as my Portuguese-descendant grandmother’s love as well! 🙂
This Coimbra-style bread pudding differs slightly from my mother’s in that it incorporates raisins, Port wine, lemon zest, and cinnamon — and I am serving it with a Port wine sauce instead of a caramel sauce.
Are you drooling yet? I am!!! 🙂 Moreover, instead of being baked in dry heat, this Portuguese version is cooked in a bain-marie. I am telling you, don’t miss the opportunity of making either one — or better yet, both!!
Bread pudding is what I have been craving lately…Why? Well, I don’t know if I have already mentioned to you… The pressure is on! My head is spinning, the nights are shorter, my to-do list has grown… I feel like a juggler with several different balls in my hands: my upcoming Brazilian cooking class, many things that I want to share with you here on this blog, a possible work-trip to Brazil, my domestic and family duties, a cooking manuscript, etc. I have to accomplish them all… and I will, or I won’t be able to forgive myself.
So when I am in this kind of situation, talking with God and also eating certain foods bring me comfort and help me to cope much better with the whole situation. Lately it has been this Coimbra-style bread pudding…
How about yourself? What do you do/eat when you feel that the weight of the world is on your shoulders? If you’re looking for something new, grab a ring mold baking pan, collect all the ingredients, and make bread pudding. Mmmm! It will be as comforting and unforgettable as both a mother and a grandmother’s love put together… Trust me!
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