I recently stopped by Caravan’s latest Bankside soft opening and devoured the most delicious roasted squash with miso, blue cheese and thai basil (weird, but fantastic). Shortly thereafter I read Tasting Table’s post on How to Cook with Squash Seeds; not bake nor roast, but cook. Intrigued. And as we all know, at this time of year, carved, hulled, decapitated pumpkins are a-plenty. Along with a little bestover imagination and fridge-find inspiration, this recipe was born.
If I could compote all the fruit in this fashion, I would (for flavour AND bestover inducing qualities). But I can't. Even with 2 fruit compotes - served at the nibs etc. popup atop nut butter and a Juice Pulp Breakfast Loaf - I still ended up with leftovers. That needed rescuing. Fast. So I tossed it all into a cake, shoved it in the oven and crossed my fingers...
Today’s pastry bread pudding is a nostalgic one., made from gifted day-old pastries from friends, and a leftover jar of mum’s ultimate Lemon Curd; half of which fueled my favourite paintballing troops this past weekend. The other, served on Great Grand-Maman’s hand monogrammed handkerchiefs and eaten in my first London flat.
Either, you over estimated how much cheese your guests could eat. Or, your guests don’t actually eat the quantities of cheese you wanted to think they did [just to make you feel better about your own vastly greater consumption of cheese]. Either way, you’ve got cheesy leftovers. Throw it away and that’s MONEY DOWN THE DRAIN. And good cheese. Obvi. So here’s what you do.