My husband had a puzzled look on his face the other day when I came home with not one, but three loaves of Aldi's gluten free bread the other day. "Bread Pudding", was my answer to the puzzled, but sweet look.
"Is this going to be one of those mythological things that you'll get around to some day, in between making baskets and everything else that you have going on?"..."You know, sort of like rice pudding (that he loves, that costs $0.89 a serving carton at the store) and chocolate chip cookies." (enough said)
Well, to make a long story short, I got it done! We had it for Sunday dinner dessert. It's one of those things I'd been craving for awhile, and it was well worth the wait. I doubled the recipe in my cookbook, except the milk and sugar. I was wondering if it would work using gluten free bread and I was pleasantly surprised. It wasn't overly sweet, but we put a little cream and maple syrup over the top which made it sweet enough. It turned out to be the perfect dessert to have along with our Dijon Chicken Dinner and when all was finished he said, "You can make this again! All of it."....Sweet words.
And...Yes! You can make it in cast iron.