Tortilla Española

This post updated January 2016 as part of the #ThrowbackThursday photography project where I add better pictures to already delicious recipes.

Tortilla Espanola (Spanish Tortilla) is an easy and budget friendly dish that can be served at any meal, or served cubed as part of a tapas spread. 

Tortilla Espanola - Spanish Tortilla - is a classic egg and potato dish with infinite variations served all over Spain and in some parts of the Caribbean. An easy budget meal, tortilla can be served any time of day, or cut into cubes and served as a party appetizer! Recipe and variations on GoodieGodmother.com

 

Wednesday night this week I walked into the house at 9:15 p.m. and I was starving. Since lunch earlier that day, I’d had a nonfat vanilla spice latte, 2 fun size candy bars and two Starburst candies. The Godfather also hadn’t eaten since lunch and he was ready to eat. Now. (more…)

Pumpkin Challah Bread Pudding

This post updated September 2015 as part of the #ThrowbackThursday photography project, where I add better photos to already delicious recipes! 

Pumpkin challah bread pudding. A delicious dessert for Thanksgiving or anytime this Fall!

 

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Pumpkin challah bread pudding. A delicious dessert for Thanksgiving or anytime this Fall!

 

I’m not a huge fan of pumpkin as a food trend. The pumpkin has been terribly abused and after one too many bad pumpkin incarnations, I actively avoided cooking with pumpkin (other than savory soups) until this year. We needed a dessert for Thanksgiving and I wanted something comforting and decidedly “fall”. I also happened to have some fresh pumpkin puree around and some Goodie Godmother challah bread.

Pumpkin challah bread pudding. A delicious dessert for Thanksgiving or anytime this Fall!

 

I’m not going to say this is the perfect bread pudding, but it was so. good. We waited all of five minutes before sneaking bread hunks from the edges of the pan for “quality control” purposes.

Pumpkin challah bread pudding. A delicious dessert for Thanksgiving or anytime this Fall!

 

Pumpkin Challah Bread Pudding

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Pumpkin challah bread pudding. A delicious dessert for Thanksgiving or anytime this Fall!

Pumpkin Challah Bread Pudding

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 45 minutes
Total Time: 55 minutes
Servings: 8 servings
Author: Goodie Godmother
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Ingredients

  • Ingredients
  • 6 cups challah bread cut into 1” cubes left out to dry overnight
  • 2 eggs
  • 2/3 cup pumpkin puree
  • 2 tbsp browned butter melted
  • cup ¼ brown sugar
  • cup ¼ granulated sugar
  • 2 cups milk (if you're lactose intolerate almond milk is a great substitute!)
  • cup ½ pecans or walnuts chopped
  • tsp ¼ nutmeg
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 tsp cinnamon

Instructions

  1. If you don't have browned butter on hand, brown the butter now. To brown butter, place the desired quantity of unsalted butter into a saucepan over medium heat. Melt the butter and watch it as it "cooks", stirring constantly. After a few minutes it will give off a rich nutty aroma and turn brown. When this happens, remove from the heat immediately as it burns easily. Set aside.
  2. Preheat your oven to 350 F
  3. Combine eggs, milk, sugars, melted butter, vanilla, nutmeg, cinnamon and pumpkin puree in a bowl. Whisk until well combined.
  4. Add bread cubes and allow to soak in bowl for about 5 minutes. Stir in pecan pieces.
  5. Use butter or nonstick spray to coat a 9 inch pie pan or 8x8 inch casserole dish.
  6. Pour bread mixture into pan and bake uncovered for 45 minutes or until the top of the pudding is brown and the center is set. If you find the top starts to brown too quickly, loosely cover with foil and continue to bake.
  7. Remove and allow to set 10 minutes before serving.

 

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