Known in the 13th century as poor man’s pudding, this is a rich and luxurious version that uses fresh instead of stale bread, melted white chocolate, and raspberries to enrich a dish with a humble history. Serve as dessert or as a special Valentine’s breakfast and fall in love with every decadent bite.
A homemade raspberry sauce is easy to make: add 4 cups fresh or frozen raspberries, 2 teaspoons lemon juice, and 6 tablespoons to a Vitamix and blend until a consistent puree. If the seeds are undesirable, use the back of a rubber spatula to push the raspberry mixture through a strainer (alternatively, use an immersion blender but it will take a bit longer for a consistent puree). A good high quality, easily sourced white chocolate is Callebaut. Leftover bread pudding may be refrigerated for up to 3 days.