Whether it's chocolate pudding, Indian pudding, or bread pudding, these soothing classics are simple to make, delicious, and unfailingly comforting. And not the least of the appeal of puddings is that they make inventive use of humble staples like eggs, bread, and milk. Marie Simmons has brought together 40 favorites, ranging from homey desserts like Malted Milk Chocolate Pudding and Apple Butter Spiced Bread Pudding with Spiced Apple Sauce to sumptuously sophisticated Fig Panna Cotta and Orange Spice Creme Caramel. Simmons also includes savory puddings that may be served as main dishes or side dishes, like Corn Pudding, Onion Custards, and Noodle Pudding with Mushrooms, Onions, and Spinach. Illustrated with calligraphy and color photographs throughout, this is the perfect gift book for any cook's stocking as well as a welcome addition to the home cookbook shelf.