After a long hike on the Billy Goat Trail in Potomac, MD this weekend we stopped at Balducci's on the way home. I used to live right in that area and have desperately missed my "Food Lovers Market."
While browsing, someone stocking produce told us that the peaches were really fresh. "Here would you like to try some" he said, pulling out a pairing knife and slicing a sample (see why I love this store). He was right, best peaches I've had all summer so I had to buy a few.
Since we had some old bread and a can of silky coconut milk already at home I thought that peach bread pudding would be delicious for breakfast the next day.
I've actually never tried my famous bread pudding recipe with coconut milk instead of cream. It was definitely lighter and there was just a slight hint of coconut flavor.
I don't think I will ever use heavy cream in that recipe again.
I sprinkled some white chocolate chips on top just for a little added sweetness.
On a separate note, only slightly related to bread pudding, I have decided to give up refined sugars for awhile and see how I feel. I've been feeling sluggish and my muscles have been aching lately and even though I run almost daily for exercise I don't think it's enough.
The plan is to cut out refined sugar for a couple weeks and make it to some yoga classes to stretch out those aching muscles and see if I feel any better. I will keep you updated!
Fresh Peach Bread Pudding (with Coconut Milk)
2 ripe peaches
1 loaf of old white bread
1 1/2 cups Coconut Milk (about 1 can)
1 1/2 cups regular milk
3 eggs, beaten
1 cup brown sugar
1 handful white chocolate chips (optional)
1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees. Chop your peaches into bit sized pieces, reserve some larger slices for topping.
2. In a large bowl add your bread, eggs,
milk, coconut milk, sugar and bite sized peaches. Combine with your hands or a large spoon. Grease
a 9x13 brownie or cake pan and pour in your bread mixture. Top with the larger peach slices.
3. Bake for about 45 minutes to an hour, or until the edges are completely
golden. Top your handful of white chocolate chips. Serve warm or cold.