I was in a particularly cranky mood this morning and an hour of Pilates moved my energy but did nothing to move my mood. A friend suggested we stop by ED.
Lemon Meringue Bread Pudding..........OH.........MY.............G*D, I thought I'd died and gone to heaven. Not really bread pudding and not really pie; whatever it was, it did knock my socks off. It appeared to be lemon curd, something with a crumb (ends of cakes? bread? who knows), strips of pastry and creamy, satiny smooth toasted meringue. It came with a ginormous glob of lightly sweetened whipped cream (literally the size of a #12 disher), raspberry coulis, more lemon curd and an unidentified third sauce. It wasn't rich and overwhelming but for a lemon meringue pie fiend it was utterly delicious and satisfying. Best dessert I've had so far this year. Blows the bread pudding at The Better Half (which is outstanding) totally off the map.
It is impossible to swoon and be cranky at the same time. I also have to admit I have no shame, remorse or guilt about one bite of this dessert, and I ate the whole thing. Well, almost the whole thing, I left some of the whipped cream behind. This bread pudding was worth every calorie and every dollar, and more.