Episode 43: Bread / Pudding

This week’s episode is a little different.  It can be hard to find great bread here in Minnesota, but a bakery by the name of Rustica has won my heart.  So although this episode is a little less about ingredients and more about process, I really just wanted an excuse to observe their baking and enjoy their bread.  So, a short video with a recipe for butternut squash and apple bread pudding.

Note: The head bakers at Rustica are the very talented Steve Horton and Tammy Hoyt.

  • http://gizmodo.com/5698399/the-technology-of-turkey-harvesting-uncovered John Atkinson

    You are a realist. Not everyone has the perfect kitchen and eveyone burns something.

    Thanks for being real.

    Glad you cut the beard.

    How come you didn't toss any bread in the air. Bummer.

  • http://kscreates.tumblr.com/ Kent

    Bread is such a great allegory for life. Great episode. Be sure to put Tartine Bakery on your list of personal destinations in the SF Bay Area.

    PS – nice shirt!

  • Genna

    It takes a very confident chef to admit that he cant open a jar of honey.

    Loved this one. And yes, appreciate that you're human. Gonna try to make the recipe now. Looks amazing.

  • Jeff Oran

    This made me laugh. Well, interesting bread stuff, ferementation is so fascinating. way to show the burned bread pudding, i'm sure it still tasted delicious.

  • http://www.kevinkossowan.com/ Kevin

    I ROARED at this one. The honey jar yes, but at the 'a little char…it's tasty' line. I hurt from laughter.

    That bread shop is inspiring. Good for them.

  • Daniel Klein

    Thanks everyone, glad you all enjoyed my humiliation.

  • Clare

    Great episode! Loved the behind-the-scenes look inside the bakery, the making of caramel from scratch (never seen it done before) and the giant abominable honey jar. I also always love the quotes at the end–where do you find them all??

    (p.s. one of my New Year's resolutions is to start making my own bread. Is there a good book for beginning bakers you'd recommend?)

  • http://slouchingsomewhere.wordpress.com Mabel

    I just discovered your blog while reading through Mark Bittman's site (somebody in the comments page posted your url). Glad I clicked it. I love this episode, since I have always been fascinated by bread and have always wanted to learn how to make my own… First, 42 more episodes to check out.

  • Clare

    To anyone (like me) interested in learning to bake their own bread: just thought I'd share that the current issue of Mother Earth News has a fabulous cover article on making your own bread, including an easy, no-knead sandwich bread (exactly what I was looking for!). Two other, more artisany-type bread recipes are also included. I just stumbled across this issue at my local health food store–can't wait to try them all!

  • Mathias

    Beautiful shot of Steve Horton with the steam and the process of baking. Can't wait to try the pudding recipe, and cheers to the reality of burnt treats. Serve it anyway!

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  • Kevin

    Rockin the 45o5 shirt! I hope you are going to do and episode with them when you hit SF!