Here's another scrumptious Cajun dessert that I just had to try, after tasting a similar one at a recent festival. I concocted my own version of this sinfully delicious treat and topped it off with a luscious lemon sauce. I just love the wonderful combination of the lemon with the blueberries. It's a match made in heaven and is out of this world! Cest bon,cher! Enjoy!
Blueberry Bread Pudding w/ Lemon Sauce
1 (13 oz.) loaf "day old" French bread, torn into pieces
3 tbs.'s butter, softened
1/2 cup sugar
1/4 cup brown sugar
2 1/2 cups milk
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 tsp. almond extract
1 1/2 cups fresh blueberries
1/4 cup sugar
1 tsp. cinnamon
In large bowl, beat butter and sugar until smooth. Add eggs and extracts and beat until combined.
Slowly stir in milk and whisk until well blended. Place the bread pieces in a buttered 3 quart baking dish and pour the milk mixture over the bread and stir gently to coat. Let stand for 10 minutes.
Gently stir the blueberries into the bread mixture. Combine the sugar and cinnamon and sprinkle over top. Place baking dish in a larger baking pan filled with 2 inches of water.
Bake in a preheated 350 degree oven, for about 45 minutes or until set. Divine!
1 tbs. butter
1/2 cup sugar1 tbs.cornstarch
1/4 tsp. salt
1 cup boiling water
2 tbs.'s lemon juice
1 tbs. lemon zest, finely grated
In small saucepan, combine sugar, cornstarch, and salt. Add boiling water, and cook and stir constantly until thick.Stir in lemon juice, zests, and butter. Serve over bread pudding.
It was a combination blues music jam and blueberry cook- off, with 6 area restaurants competing for first place. Patrons got to sample each blueberry entry and then vote on their favorite.
These blueberry bars from Great Harvest Bread Company were my first choice and were scrumptious. They were crunchy and sweet and full of Louisiana blueberries.
And this blueberry bread pudding with blueberry- bourbon sauce from Pamplona's Restaurant was divine and was my second choice and my inspiration.
Also on the menu was blueberry-corn soup and and blueberry compote with lemon mascarpone custard. Both were fab.
A little later, there was a blues jam with Henry Gray and the Cats and legendary blues guitar player, John Mooney. They were really rockin' the crowd and there was a whole lotta jitterbuggin' going on. Here's a little clip that I took of the high spirited crowd. (Sorry it's kind of dark)
Blues Berry Festival Blues Jam
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