Hey, Jack. First, I thought you were just pudding me on — especially when you talked about pudding on the Ritz — but I’m with you on this. Since I’ve never had guilt pangs with my bread pudding, I can’t condiment on that combination. I was going to, but I thought butter of it.
Even though you said “no actual research, stated or implied,” supported your presentation, I thought you covered the topic very well. If you update your article, I’d be happy to help. At the Culinary Academy, where I studied with Georgie Porgie (of pudding and pie fame), I did my dessertation on bread pudding.