Can I eat this bread pudding?
November 3, 2020 2:57 PM   Subscribe

Made a bread pudding - eggs, milk, sugar, spice, old bread. So pretty. Let it sit on the counter before baking for 30 minutes as per the recipe. Put it in the oven for an hour. It hadn't set by when I expected it to. Weird. Whatever, cooked it a bit longer and it looked, mm, ok. Took it out and set it on the counter to cool. And then...

Two hours later I realise that I had put it in the wrong cockadoody oven (we've got two ovens, a small top oven and a large bottom oven.)

So, total of three-ish hours at room temperature or a bit above (the not-in-use-oven gets kinda sorta hot.) It's in the CORRECT oven now, cooking.

What do you think, when it comes out should I eat it?
posted by dirtdirt to Food & Drink (11 answers total)
incidentally, I am SO HAPPY to have a "can I eat this" question.
posted by dirtdirt at 2:58 PM on November 3, 2020 [5 favorites]

I would have no qualms about eating this.
posted by Lyn Never at 3:03 PM on November 3, 2020 [21 favorites]

I think you're probably fine. The very conservative federal guidance is 2 hours with the ingredients at room temperature, but I bet you pulled the eggs and milk from the fridge, so you're probably well below that.
posted by General Malaise at 3:06 PM on November 3, 2020

no; you must send it to me instead. that sounds so good right now.

(ok fine that is not practical. yes, i would have no qualms about eating this once it is baked and so delicious)
posted by fingersandtoes at 3:23 PM on November 3, 2020 [6 favorites]

Yes you can eat it
posted by rikschell at 3:38 PM on November 3, 2020

You are fine and can also mail it to me
posted by SaltySalticid at 3:43 PM on November 3, 2020 [1 favorite]

I too would take it if you care to mail it to me. But you should be fine.
posted by kathrynm at 3:48 PM on November 3, 2020

Totally fine. Bon appetit!
posted by Champagne Supernova at 4:48 PM on November 3, 2020

Totally fine. I think the official advice is generally a total of four hours in the "danger zone", so you're within that. But I'd personally eat things which were out slightly longer than four hours, as I think four is conservative.
posted by kinddieserzeit at 6:12 PM on November 3, 2020

No. Send it to me and I will dispose of it for you.
posted by SLC Mom at 9:35 PM on November 3, 2020

I ate the bread pudding and I love you all for enabling me. Every one of your votes counted.
posted by dirtdirt at 5:44 AM on November 4, 2020 [9 favorites]

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