Well, I went through a lot of changes last year and all for the good. There are always new things on my plate, which I like. My #1 priority is to get healthy, I have a lot of living to do and want to feel great doing it. But of course I wanted to go out with a bang on New Years Eve.
Well that "BANG" was a Nutella Bread Pudding in the crockpot! I am a lover of hot desserts, especially hot chocolate desserts.
I started with a loaf of challah bread from Rockland Bakery, if you have never been there and are in Rockland County it is a must stop into place. You walk right into the back of this gigantic "warehouse" where bagels are coming right out of the oven onto a conveyor belt, fresh loaves are wheeled out on huge racks, and oh the pastries and sweets are overwhelming. You help yourself with a gloved hand of course. I should do a segment on that place alone, kind of like a field trip. I get excited just thinking about it.
The recipe can be found at the Americas Test Kitchen Blog, and it was easy to follow. One of the only changes I made were to prepping the crockpot with an aluminum foil liner, and I replaced it with one of the new crockpot liners. They are similar to oven bags and they keep the clean up to a minimum.