There is something beautiful about the baking process. The way flour feels in your hands or the sound of eggs cracking on the edge of a bowl. Baking is a gathering of interesting materials, a mixed medium art piece of sorts, that ends in a cake instead of a canvas.
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We shot this with a Canon 5D and 7D with EF 50mm f1.4 USM and EF 24-105mm f4L IS. We edited in Final Cut Pro and colored in Color and FCP. We wrote out the titles and edited them in Photoshop.
When it comes to chocolate, embellishments can be wonderful but if it's a richer dish I sometimes like to keep it simple. Chocolate is one of those stand alone ingredients, like a steak, where when it's good, it's really really good. You're just there to make sure it's seasoned properly, otherwise, it does its own thing.
For this bread pudding I used brown butter and brown sugar to bring out the depth of the chocolate and highlight the maple/coffee notes that sometimes come through. Served with a dollop of whipped sour cream, this dessert is decadent, but perfectly balanced, and even better the day after. Enjoy!
Directed/Cut: Claire Thomas
DP: Yayo Ahumada
Song: I'm a Bad Girl by Little Esther