Fact: there is absolutely no better smell than bread pudding baking. Unless you count eating it as a smell. Then that’s the best.
I have to say, I love ciabatta bread. The problem with it for me is that sometimes it can be TOO crusty. It’s so light and airy on the inside but that super crunchy crispy crusty crust can be a bit hard to handle, especially when you come away with the roof of your mouth torn up.
Not that I have done that. But I can imagine.
OK fine, I’ve done that too many times to count. If it just didn’t taste so darn good!
- 4 whole eggs
- 3/4 cup sugar
- 4 cups milk (I would say a higher fat milk is best although I used nonfat and it worked fine)
- 1 stick butter, melted and cooled slightly
- 2 Tbsp vanilla
- 1/2 tsp cinnamon
- 1/4 tsp sea salt
- 1/2 cup dried cherries
- 1/4 cup whiskey (bourbon or rum would work well too)
- 8 cups of ciabatta bread, cubed into 1″ squares