{sms} sweet almond bread pudding with raspberry sauce


And brioche! I got it in my head to bake the brioche for this week’s Sweet Melissa Sundays selection, Sweet Almond Bread Pudding with Raspberry Sauce.

petite brioche sans tete

I’ve made brioche before, both the one from Dorie Greenspan’s Baking…From My Home to Yours and from Peter Reinhart’s The Bread Baker’s Apprentice. This time I decided to try the brioche recipe from Elisabeth Prueitt’s Tartine. As Tartine recipes tend to go, it was a fussy recipe requiring a pre-ferment, both freezer & refrigerator time, and washing lots of dishes. And as Tartine recipes tend to go, it was the best recipe I’ve made. The crumb was unbelievable and the bread was gorgeous. I made the full recipe which yielded 2 loaves and 12 petite brioche sans tête (didn’t feel like adding the têtes).

brioche loaf

In the introduction to the recipe Elisabeth Prueitt suggests using slices of brioche for tartines, French open-faced sandwiches. I thought that was a swell idea and made one using leftover toppings from my pizza party. It’s a 4-Cheese tartine with sun-dried tomatoes and red onions.  Most of the brioche is residing in my freezer for French toast emergencies.


I only made a 1/4 of the Sweet Melissa recipe because I’m not a fan of bread pudding. I made 1/2 of the raspberry sauce because it will be great on ice cream. Thank you to Candace of Candy Girl for hosting this week. If you would like the recipe, visit her blog or buy the book–Melissa Murphy’s The Sweet Melissa Baking Book.


After a long hiatus, I’ve remembered to submit this to Yeastspotting!

25 thoughts on “{sms} sweet almond bread pudding with raspberry sauce

  1. Love that brioche! It is the most gorgeous I’ve ever seen. I have that cookbook and enjoyed the cake I baked from it, so I’m looking forward to trying more recipes. Your bread pudding is lovely. I hope somebody enjoyed it, even if it’s not your cup of tea. I’d have willingly taken it off your hands; I love the stuff!

  2. Wow, I want that tartine – it looks amazing! And every time people bake from Tartine, I kick myself that I don’t own it. Sounds like such a wonderful book!

  3. Your bread pudding looks lovely and so does that brioche. It’s funny that you used the Tartine brioche recipe, because they have the best bread pudding there! I’ve had the Tartine cookbook for over a year and never made anything from it, probably because all the recipes do look fussy.

  4. Wow, wow, wow, wow…all of it! Gorgeous bread pudding…gorgeous brioche. I am going to have to figure out this Tartine thing as I see that different places and the recipes always look amazing. You really take great photos, or maybe it is just that you really make great food that it would be difficult not to take great photos!

  5. Mmm, looks delicious. I have got to buy this book because every week I see something I’d like to make. The brioche is gorgeous, such a nice color!

  6. That brioche looks spectacular! I wish I’d had time to make some this week because I think it would have made the bread pudding even better! Plus, I’d have some in my freezer for french toast 🙂

  7. Your brioche looks amazing as does you pudding but what really has me drooling is the little piece topped with cheeses and sun dried tomatoes…I’d take that over bread pudding any day 🙂

  8. Your bread pudding looks wonderful! Did you like it? Or you didn’t taste it because you don’t like bread pudding? I love bread pudding. (Made some last night!)

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