For best results, mix your dough by hand. Lightly oil mold and blot with paper towel. Lightly flour mold and re-flour the mold before each cookie but DO NOT re-oil. Press a piece of dough firmly and evenly into the mold. Trim the back of the cookie so it's flush with the mold. Tap the dough from mold and place on a baking sheet in the top third of your oven until nicely browned - about 10 minutes.
This colorful and elegant side dish is so easy to make. I love making this with beets and shallots straight from our local farmers' market. Green onions or chives may be substituted for the shallot if you prefer.
This bread pudding is very versatile and lovely in texture. Christmas time can inspire a bread pudding by simply substituting a good-quality eggnog for the milk (or part of it). Also add a pinch of nutmeg and mace to produce a sumptuous holiday dessert. Otherwise, enjoy this just as it is with a dollop of whipped cream.