This week our local produce stand offered a case of raspberries for a steal! The problem is there are so many yummy things to make with fresh perfect berries I couldn't decide between a pie or bread pudding...well my hubby made the decision for me, and I made a tray of my favorite raspberry bread pudding complete with a caramel vanilla sauce over the top.
If you can't find fresh berries, frozen will do as well....
Raspberry Bread Pudding
1 1/2 loaves aged, white bread
1 quart heavy cream
3 cups sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
In large bowl combine cream, sugar, egg and vanilla. Cut bread into 1 1/2" cubes and add to cream mixture, coating bread well. Let stand 30 minutes stirring every 5 minutes to allow cream to absorb completely. Careful not to break bread cubes apart.
5 cups frozen raspberries
1 cup sugar
Combine raspberries and sugar, stirring until sugar is dissolved. If you are using frozen berries, drain well before adding the sugar.
Layer a 9x13 dark baking dish 3/4 full with bread mixture, pour fruit filling over bread mixture, spreading evenly, top with remaining bread ( I save my best looking bread cubes for the top). Bake 40 minutes at 375 degrees. Serve warm. Top with vanilla sauce.
1 1/3 cup butter
5 tablespoons flour
3 cups heavy cream
2 teaspoons vanilla
1/3 cup sugar
Over medium heat melt butter, and add flour stir 10 minutes until it has a nutty aroma, do not brown. Add salt, cream and sugar and boil till mixture is thick, remove from heat adding vanilla. Serve this wonderful sauce cold.
I hope you love this as much as I do...half the pan was gone in one night...and the other half for breakfast the next morning!!!
This week has been week one of our summer vacation with our Washington kiddos...and we have been having a blast! We stay up late partying and of course they wake up early wanting something yum to eat. This morning we decided to break all the rules for breakfast and eat cake....
I found this recipe for Buttermilk Lemon Blueberry Cake and had to try it because first...it's summer and berries are a plenty...and second it has lemon....and third...it's cake. You can find the recipe at Alexandra's Kitchen. It was quick dump and mix recipe that we all got into....but best of all...it was sooo yum!
Happy August! This is when summer gets super exciting as we wrap up the last of the vacations, days at the lake and get ready to head back to ...shhh...school! It's also the time to wrap up the summer projects and get ready for a fabulous bunch of fall projects.