Summer is finally here!! Which makes me happy for two very specific reasons. One, because Summer is by far my favorite season. I love the long, hot, sunny days and the hiking and the camping and the being able to run in shorts and a tank top……it really doesn’t get much better than Summer. The other reason I’m so happy is because it means the Farmer’s Market is starting soon and by soon, I mean in five days. It’s crazy to think that it’s finally here and I can FINALLY start selling everything I’ve been working so hard on for the past four months.
As you can imagine, the past couple weeks have been a wee bit busy for me with finalizing details and some super last minute recipe testing. There are still a few things that need to be ironed out, but for the most part everything is pretty much done. Now comes the baking, and selling, and getting word out about The Earnest Baker……so I guess this is kind of just the beginning in a weird sort of way. On that note, this week’s post is going to be short and sweet (like I mentioned before, only five more days until I’m officially open). Since Summer is here and I’ve been eating an insane amount of berries lately, I wanted to share my favorite summertime dessert with you guys – Summer Berry and Challah Bread Pudding.
Now you might think bread pudding doesn’t exactly sound like a typical summer dessert, but this Summer Berry and Challah Bread Pudding is the perfect summertime treat. It takes advantage of all the gorgeous, fresh berries that are finally in season and really highlights and enhances the flavor of the fruit. The soft, rich Challah and the lightly sweetened custard base are a wonderful balance to the tartness of the berries. This dessert is a staple in my house during the summer and I hope it will become one in your house as well. Sometimes I even eat the bread pudding for breakfast…….I mean it has bread and fruit sooooo that’s kind of breakfastey….right??