A Big Little Recipe has the smallest-possible ingredient list and big everything else: flavor, creativity, wow factor. Psst—we don't count water, salt, black pepper, and certain fats (specifically, 1/2 cup or less of olive oil, vegetable oil, and butter), since we're guessing you have those covered. This week, we’re going back to basics with bread pudding and brown sugar sauce—all in five ingredients.
Bread pudding is the sort of blank-slate recipe that you can add anything to. The custard can be bolstered with booze or spiced with anything from cinnamon to black pepper. The bread can be combined with fresh fruit or dried fruit. Or toasted nuts or shredded coconut or chocolate chips.