Monday, February 27, 2012

Strawberry Bread Pudding with Whipped Vanilla Mascarpone & Chocolate

This past weekend in my fair city, where I lay my scene, was the South Beach Food & Wine festival.  Normally an event I avoid like the plague.  What pay the maniacal prices they want for a day pass?  To what end?  Rub shoulders with the Food Network's, um...what's the word I am looking for...just a second...um..."chefs."


You got's to be out of your Vulcan mind.

However, my lovely and brilliant wifey, The Lawyer...


A true connoisseur of the good deal found us one on Living Social Miami.  So we were able to catch a lecture/demo from two of the most talented people in their fields in this country.

  • Christina Tosi from Momofuku Milk Bar in NYC is one of the finest pastry chefs in the business.
  • Andrea Robinson is one of the foremost American Sommelier or expert on wine to you and me.
Plus, as an added bonus we got Christina Tosi's pretty damn awesome cookbook Momofuku Milk Bar shown here...


More on the genius of Christina Tosi in future posts.  This post is long enough and your attention span at this point is toast.

Anyway, the wife already has more than one order in for me to take a hack at recreating Tosi's magic.  No pressure, right?!

This dish is not from the book.  However, it's been 1000 years since I posted a sweet dish on LC, so in honor our our little sojourn into dessert land on Saturday I give you this course.

Strawberry Bread Pudding with Whipped Vanilla Mascarpone & Chocolate


By the way, it's not just the damn berry on top!  There's a decadent strawberry puree blended in with the custard for the pudding.

That's it for now...till we exchange a few words again...Peace!

19 comments:

  1. Laz you are too funny...love the shot of the book aka you and the book covering your face. The photo with your gorgeous wife is a pleasure indeed...she should model you food perhaps ;)
    As for the bred pudding, the prettiest and most elegant I have ever seen for sure. Severe allergy to strawberries makes me only dream of them, but never the less, this is a true delight!
    Wonderful week to you both!

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  2. Perfect combination - strawberries and chocolate! The bread pudding looks beautiful... but your wife is prettier! :) I've been wanting to get my hands on the Momofuku book for ages... Lovely post, Lazaro!

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  3. Wonderful recipe and your wife not only smart but beautiful...

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  4. Yup, she is a genius and the pudding is too... marscarpone is usually hidden under things in desserts... love to see it as the roof of the dish.... almost as pretty as the lovely lady.
    ps I am with you about those events.. too many people not enough substance. But I saw another great pastry chef, Johnny Iuzzini at a small event and he was great fun... he attacks food with an uncommon joy that is infectious. That is how food should affect us, in my humble opinion... LET'S PLAY!

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  5. Fun post! Looking forward to lunch on Saturday!

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  7. I love that you and your wife went to this event together! If I ever got Mike to agree to go, I'm sure he'd only do so kicking and screaming, lol. And it's pretty exciting that you caught a lecture by Tosi. Your bread pudding is breathtaking and I had to laugh about what you said about the berry!

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  8. Strawberry bread pudding looks great and I love that small piece of strawberry popping out!
    Your wifey is very beautiful and smart, may you both be blessed and we get to see and read some great post!

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  9. Three of my favourite ingredients ... vanilla, strawberry and marscapone.

    And added bonus .. I Love bread pudding!!

    Thanks for sharing Lazaro :~D

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  10. u r so funny !! your wife is beautiful
    i can't find the link to the recipe :(

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  11. How fun that you guys got to go to the South Beach Food & Wine festival. And the bread pudding looks spectacular! I love the addition of the strawberry puree, very nice!

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  12. What a lovely dessert you have prepared; and just so sweet and significant of your sweet relationship with your lovely wife!:D

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  13. How exciting!! The bread pudding looks fab, oh and the lawyer looks beautiful!!! I look forward to hearing more about Tosi...sounds like fun!!

    ~Tammy

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  14. What a laugh, Laz. So glad you didn't just make toast, Lol. How can you call your Lawyer gorgeous creature "wifey"? Just as well you're more romantic on a plate. Love it!

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  15. That looks delightful. Bread puddings always steal my heart, but I can't say I've had a strawberry one before!

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  16. This is a diferent take on bread pudding. Must find out about filling.

    The wifey is gorgeous and you are a handsome devil.

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  17. Laz! The lawyer is so cute. I can see why you'd deny her nothing. :) I'm envious of the demos.

    Bread pudding is a love or hate thing. Nobody is ever take it or leave with this dessert but if the haters saw this photo, they'd be lovers. It looks delicious.

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