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
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
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.)
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.)
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There you go!