Last week's confession about my horrific bread pudding fiasco — in which I mistakenly used garlic bread paired with butterscotch — prompted South Charleston reader Betsy Keene to share one of her own.
"Many years ago, as a young poor wife, I was splurging and making my husband a huge meat loaf, which he loves! Got the big bowl out and dumped several pounds of ground chuck in it along with chopped onions, bread crumbs soaked in milk, tomato soup.
"I was cracking the eggs over top of it all and the LAST egg I cracked was extremely ROTTEN!! Had to throw everything out, and then I sat down and boo-hooed.
"Lesson learned — always crack eggs in a separate bowl before adding to any recipe."
After reading about my failed bread pudding, Candace Nelson tweeted that she had just enjoyed a tasty one from Bluegrass Kitchen.
With that East End restaurant's desserts scratch-made from its awesome sister bakery Frutcake just down the street, I have no doubt it was world's better than my botched effort.
Coincidentally, I found myself at Bluegrass the next night where I enjoyed the signature Blueberry Buttermilk Pie, one of the finest desserts ever to grace a plate. It reminded me of a friend who moved away from Charleston a few years ago and still says that pie is one of the things she misses most about our fair city.
"If you could ever get the recipe, I'd be forever grateful," she recently told me.
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