SFoodie's 92: Brioche Bread Pudding from Tartine Bakery

Categories: SFoodie's 92

J. Birdsall
Throwback to a milkier time.
As a daily windup to the Weekly's Best of S.F. 2010 on May 19, we've teased out 92 of our favorite local dishes that taste like here. All the tasty details after the jump.

Number 65: Brioche Bread Pudding from Tartine Bakery

What happened to the junkets and egg custards, the flummeries and semolina puddings of earlier generations? Vanished beneath vast landfills of synthetic factory pudding cups. And though it's no simple revival of those bucolic desserts, Tartine owner Elisabeth Prueitt's homely brioche pudding has all the concentrated milkiness, the squidgy texture, and delicately sweet-sulfur egginess of its old fashioned antecedents. With an enormous spoonful of fruit compote on top (pears are pictured above), it shades Northern Cali: fall-leaf colors and a distilled fruitiness that precisely set off the pudding's milky opalescence.

Tartine Bakery 600 Guerrero (at 18th St.), 487-2600

Hungry for more? The dishes in our countdown thus far are linked below:

No. 92: Cracked Half Dungeness from Swan Oyster Depot
No. 91: Pastrami Sandwich from Orson
No. 90: Coconut Bun from Out the Door on Bush
No. 89: Brown Sugar-Black Pepper Biscuits from Little Skillet
No. 87: Indian Pizza from Zante
No. 86: Tamales from All-Star
No. 85: Chilaquiles from Nopalito
No. 84: Poc Chuc from Poc-Chuc
No. 83: Chocolate Beignet from Arlequin Cafe
No. 82: Scallop Crêpe from Ti Couz
No. 81: Gin and Tonic from Pizzaiolo/Boot and Shoe Service
No. 80: Quesadilla from Rico Pan
No. 79: Turkey Kati Rolls from Kasa
No. 78: Emperor's Pancake from Suppenkuche
No. 77: Lasagna from Zuppa
No. 76: Chicharrones from 4505 Meats
No. 75: Langka Ice Cream from Mitchell's
No. 74: Bacon Potato Chips from Who's Your Daddy
No. 73: Lamb Dumplings from Kingdom of Dumpling
No. 72: Chile-Braised Carnitas Sandwich from Bento 415
No. 71: Chili from Mission Burger
No. 70: Croissants from La Farine
No. 69: Xiu mai bani mi from Saigon Sandwich

No. 68: Crème Brûlée from Sweet.

No. 67: Limon Cebiche from Limon

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