Here’s how it works:
First, go over to Runcible Spoon in Nyack and order their Croissant Bread Pudding. Yes, I typed that correctly: this is made WITH CROISSANTS. Bread pudding, in case you have never had it, is typically made with bread combined magically with milk, sugar, eggs and often raisins. The croissants here are an extra-decadent twist.
Beware: Joo Hee behind the counter at Runcible will likely serve you up a piece so ample that you’ll need a wheelbarrow to get it back to your table. I can only imagine how much the whole pan weighs.
Joo Hee tells me that right after it comes out of the oven, it is plumped up to about twice the size in this photo. This pudding is creamy, almost flan-like in some bites, while the croissant lends it a flaky texture and buttery flavor in other bites.
For lunch, head across the Tappan Zee to nearby Tarrytown and find a seat at the Sweet Grass Grill. Though the entrees here are delicious, skip straight to the…wait for it…bread pudding, which is served in this cute little muffin shape with whipped cream on top. This one features berries, banana, and a bit of chocolate.
For dinner, pop into to Didier Dumas Patisserie on Main Street in Nyack for a slice of bread pudding heaven. Each serving has ribbons of chocolate and pockets of fresh raspberries nestled throughout.
The taste and proportions here are simply divine. And Chef Dumas’s version presents beautifully, so if you’re entertaining, it’s great to pick up several pieces to share with friends who have your same… nutritional objectives.
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