well, not quite cookies ...
current mood: full
It's the middle of the night and you know you're not going to fall asleep any time soon. There's nothing good on TV and you don't feel like reading. You're bored and you're in the mood to try something different.
What's a girl to do?
Tonight ... I attempted my first experiment with bread pudding. I looked at 4 or 5 recipies on line to get the general idea of how to make one, and then I futzed around my pantry to see what I had on had to work with. It ended up as a base of whole wheat bagels which I topped with a cinimon coffee custard. At first I wasn't sure if I was going to be able to pull it off at all, since sugar and vanilla are two baking essentials that I don't keep in the house ... but just as I was about to give up I found an unopened can of vanilla icing that I bought earlier this year, and so the night was saved.
It wasn't the best bread pudding I've ever eaten. It tasted great, don't get me wrong, but it wasn't quite the texture I was looking for. Basically I should have let it soak for another 20 minutes, and next time I'll cook it covered so it doesn't get crusty on top. Still, it was yummy and completely edible, so I was happy. Not too bad for a first attempt.