Friday, July 15, 2011

fresh corn and asiago cheese bread pudding

I don't like bread.  I said it.  It is out there and my friends think it is beyond weird.  Bread basket I am not interested in you unless there are warm corn muffins under your napkin veil.  I don't remember a time in my life when I liked bread.  I use to tell my mom it hurt my teeth to get out of eating it.  People often say I wish I didn't like bread.  Well my dislike for bread is easily filled with quick breads, muffins, cakes, and brownies.  Don't worry I get my share of carbs people.  As I get older and more adventurous in the kitchen with an expanding palate I am making some exceptions for my ban on bread.  I have found if you cut bread into small cubes, soak it in whole milk and heavy cream, and toss in some fresh sweet corn and asiago cheese then bake it I am a fan.  This is a great summer side dish to go along with grilled meats.  It is decadent but, if you serve it with a grilled lean protein and vegetables it feels ok to indulge.  Oh boy did we indulge!

fresh corn and asiago cheese bread pudding
adapted: southern living

1 1/2 cups milk
1 cup whipping cream
3 large eggs
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground pepper

1 (12-oz.) French bread loaf, cut into 1-inch cubes (8 cups)
4 cups fresh corn kernels
1 1/2 cups (6 oz.) shredded asiago cheese

Whisk together first 5 ingredients in a large bowl; add bread, tossing to coat.
  Stir corn and cheese into bread mixture.   Cover and refrigerate for at least 1 hour. 

Preheat oven to 375°. Spoon chilled mixture into a well-buttered 13- x 9-inch baking dish. Bake at 375° for 45 minutes or until set and golden brown.


The Slow Roasted Italian said...

This looks amazing, I love corn, cheese and bread. Win, win!

Anonymous said...

I understand not like brussels sprouts, or chocolate, but I refuse to believe someone doesn't like bread!

Lizzy said...

Oh, yum! I know this would be extra wonderful with fresh sweet corn kernals :)

Faith said...

How funny! When I first started reading my first thought was "I wish I didn't like bread!", lol! I'm sure you must hear that a lot. :)

Love the idea of this bread pudding, the corn is a great addition!

BigFatBaker said...

What a great idea to make savory bread pudding! I am the opposite of you, I love bread. And bread pudding is an all time favorite. This is a must try next time I'm grilled something for dinner.

Kitchen Belleicious said...

Do you know what- I have made plenty of sweet bread puddings but never savory. This looks amazing with that cheese and corn. So fresh and a perfect way to use one of my favorite veggies (corn). Love it- must try soon. you rock girl

Leslie said...

OMG.. I soooooo wish I did not like bread. That would solve half of my if I could only give up chocolate! This sounds so very interesting. I bet all of the flavors were amazing!!!

cookies and cups said...

I love the sound of this!!

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