Pastry Profiles: Chocolate Chip Muffin Pudding from Rising Flour Bakery, Canaan NH

Here are four wonderful words for you: Chocolate Chip Muffin Pudding.

I know what you're thinking: some sort of a cross between “Screw you forever, bread pudding!” and “where can I get me some of this?”.

Well, here's the deal. This sweet treat came from Rising Flour Bakery in New Hampshire. It was a very sweet discovery in more ways than one: I actually found it while I thought I was lost (but apparently I was truly found).

This small bakery was fairly no-nonsense in their displays, letting the sweets make the display.

They had a variety of breads, cookies, and cupcakes, but these individual puddings captured my heart and attention. At just about a dollar each, this pudding was a steal: a dense, creamy, almost bar cookie-esque in its density, each generous hunk was served with a dollop of freshly whipped cream.

It just goes to show, sometimes when you think you're lost, you are just primed to find something sweet.

Rising Flour Bakery, Rt 4, Canaan, NH 03741; on Facebook here.