09 November 2008

Pumpkin Bread Puddin'

Just Plain Pumpkin Bread Puddin'

Now, I know you're all thinking that this looks like the most disgusting thing ever, but don't judge quite yet. The pictures that I took of this Pumpkin Bread Pudding are, well, not so great. I admit it. It's true. But the thing is, I've been having some serious trouble photographing food ever since I've come to New York. First off, it's getting closer to winter, so by the time the food I make is finished, it is always nearly dark out already, thus spoiling my chances of shooting the food with a little natural light. Secondly, even if I do finish when it is still light out, I have only 1 window in my whole dorm room! Terrible, no? And only 1 ugly window sill to shoot from. So, I have turned to using flash (in the worst way possible).

Action Shot of Milk
Action shot during prep work...

But, I digress. This Pumpkin Bread Pudding was quite tasty, despite its awful, awful portraits. If I make it again, however, I think I am going to add more spice to it. I tried using a general Pumpkin Pie spice instead of each individual spice (ie. nutmeg, cloves, etc.), but I think I didn't add enough and something didn't quite work. I also want to try it with real pumpkin, but that's for another time.

Pumpkin Bread Puddin' with Whipped Cream
Definitely delicious with whipped cream, no doubt!

In other news, we have a black president! I am most certainly flipping out and I can't even get over it for one second! It is beyond amazing. On election night, at 11 pm when Obama was announced winner, my friends and I ran over to Union Square and it was completely NUTS. I danced for hours. Maybe I'll post pictures some day in the future...I have many.

Until later, lovelies....


Taylor said...

I am completely excited! Unfortunately, I had to be in the most boring place imaginable, which was work. Guy called me to tell me that he won. Everybody at work was kind of giddy and laughing for a while and we talked about walking into the theatres to yell, "It's Obama!!!"

Some people ran down the street and high fived and hugged us while screaming "Obama!!!" and then David Jasso and I stood on the sidewalk and screamed "Whoooo!" at passing cars. He pointed at them and got a few reactions from some people who screamed "Obama!" at us. The rest of the night we just tried to keep up with the California races. I thought maybe we would have some sort of silly celebration which I was totally ready to take part in but nothing happened so I went home and fell asleep. I woke up the next morning and cried a lot about having Obama as president and about Prop 8 passing.

That aside, I bet the pumpkin pudding was delicious! I have not cooked anything in a really long time, and it's pretty bad. Is it really cold in New York?

kikis said...

oh my god! I'm speechless...I have nothing to say, I'm holding a spoon and staring at your pictures of bread pudding.

Claire said...

okay I don't know what you're talking about. it looks absolutely delicious.