Here Dammit!

December 23, 2008 · Posted in General, Videos 

A few weeks ago, a friend commented that Pinoylife was too “guy heavy”. There was too much coverage on boxing and mixed martial arts that there really wasn’t anything for the non-testosterone audience.

Just to show you that I listen to the loyal readership of 30 people, here is the most unmanly post in Pinoylife history.

Apple Bread Pudding with Streusel topping
4-6 servings

For custard:

3 cups heavy manufacturing or heavy whipping cream
7 egg yolks
½ cup sugar
1 vanilla bean (or 1 TB of vanilla extract)
1 TB flavored liqueur (optional)

1 package Hawaiian Bread sweet rolls, diced into ½” cubes
3 baking apples, peeled, cored and diced (Granny Smith or Fuji)
2 TB butter for sautéing
Cinnamon sugar to coat
Softened (not melted) butter for greasing the pan

For streusel:
½ lb of unsalted butter, cubed
1 ¾ cup sugar
1 ¼ cup all purpose flour

Pour the heavy cream into a medium non-reactive saucepan and add the vanilla bean or extract. Bring to a boil; remove from heat as soon as it boils to prevent it from spilling over and let it stand for 15 mins to let the vanilla flavor infuse the cream. In a separate bowl, whisk the egg yolks and sugar together. Add about ½ cup of the hot cream mixture to the egg yolks and whisk until combined, then pour the egg mixture back into the rest of the cream. Strain and set aside in a large bowl.

Melt the 2 TB in a large saucepan. Add the diced apples and sauté until the apples begin to soften. Remove from heat and add the cinnamon sugar. Toss until the apples are thoroughly coated. Set aside to cool.

In a stand mixing bowl, combine the butter, sugar and flour. Mix on low speed until the ingredients are combined and resemble coarse meal. (If you don’t have a stand mixer, chill the butter in the freezer, then combine the ingredients by hand. Work quickly so that the butter doesn’t melt and clump up.)

For assembly:
Preheat the oven to 350° F. Soak the bread pieces in the custard for at least 30 minutes before baking. In a medium sized, straight sided, oven-safe dish, brush the inside with the softened butter so that the interior is thoroughly coated. Place one layer of the soaked bread cubes on the bottom of the dish so that it is completely covered, then add a layer of the sautéed apples. Add another layer of the bread cubes on top of the apples, then pour in the rest of the custard so that the custard layer comes up to just below the second layer. Top with the streusel. Place the dish in a larger, lower pan and place in a pre-heated oven. Pour water into the larger pan so that the water level comes to about halfway up the pudding dish. Bake for 45-50 minutes, or until the custard has set. Remove from oven and serve, or cool for later. (Reheating instructions: Microwave for 1 minute or place in 400°F oven until hot.)

And if you still want more unmanly stuff:


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11 Responses to “Here Dammit!”

  1. Bro on December 23rd, 2008 11:54 am

    Enough of this fluff! Bring back the T & A!

  2. tetro on December 23rd, 2008 12:18 pm

    Uhm, Top Gun volleyball scene is very Mantastic.

  3. Edren T. Sumagaysay on December 23rd, 2008 12:47 pm

    The Last Unicorn is totally manly, man. Amalthea, upon witnessing the death of her first and only love, sends the Red Bull into the ends of the earth, thus freeing the thousand imprisoned unicorns. Retribution, bitches. That’s friggin’ manly. Schmendrick FTW!

  4. darleene on December 23rd, 2008 2:00 pm

    Really? That’s the best you could do?

  5. Brian on December 23rd, 2008 2:10 pm

    Some might argue that the Top Gun volleyball scene is a little “too” mantastic, if you know what I mean…

  6. Bud Ding on December 23rd, 2008 2:30 pm

    Bravo! It’s about time! More of this, please.

  7. richard move on December 23rd, 2008 10:40 pm

    a two-word quote by quentin tarantino re: the “top gun” scene: SWORD FIGHT! SWORD FIGHT! (okay, four words)

  8. Moonie on December 24th, 2008 8:59 am

    Edren, there’s nothing manly about the Last Unicorn. NOTHING!

    Were you drunk when you posted?

  9. richard move on December 24th, 2008 11:31 am

    in defense of ‘the last unicorn’: when i was a wee boy, i saw ‘t.l.u.’ on betamax and, for some reason, the appearance of an animated naked chick made me pop half a stiffy. any fantasy flick that teaches a boy how to wield a dagger deserves to have some of its “unmanliness” points shaved off.

    now THIS fantasy flick is even unmanlier than apple bread pudding even though, i swear, i’ve never seen it:

  10. KoRN on December 28th, 2008 11:39 pm

    The Unicorn could be manly if it was killing someone with it’s horn and fed on human flesh =)

  11. a2071933 on November 2nd, 2011 9:50 pm

    I’ve said that least 2071933 times. The problem this like that is they are just too compilcated for the average bird, if you know what I mean

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