1 - 15 oz. loaf cinnamon-apple or cinnamon-raisin bread, torn into pieces
4 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 apples, chopped
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.
Combine the sugar and cinnamon and sprinkle over top of the apples. Stir apples evenly into bread mixture. 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!
1/4 cup unsalted butter
1/2 cup dark brown sugar
1/2 cup whipping cream
1 tsp. vanilla extract
2 tbs.'s dark rum
Melt butter in saucepan, add sugar and whisk on medium heat until smooth. Gradually add cream and whisk and continue to cook for 2 minutes or until thickened. Remove from heat and stir in rum and vanilla extract. Pour over warm bread pudding. Fab! Bon appetit!
I am sharing this recipe at ~
It's finally here! The weekend that I've been looking forward to for a whole year and time for the 38th annual Festival Acadiens et Creole. The Festival De Musique Acadien et Creole will host three different music stages, providing a non-stop music and dancing atmosphere. And the Bayou Food Festival will have dozens of booths packed with succulent Cajun and Creole delights, created by some of Acadiana's best chefs.. And the Louisiana Arts and Crafts Show will display even more of the area's talent. (click on links in black for a list of festival bands, food vendors and menus, and artists)
The Arts and Crafts
This fantastic festival will kick off on Friday evening with a fais do do at Parc International, in Downtown Lafayette. Horace Trahan and the New Ossun Express will be rockin' the crowd, followed by Curley Taylor and Zydeco Trouble. For a complete schedule, click here. Lassiez les bon temps rouler, cher! Only in Lafayette! See ya'll there!
Nathan and the Zydeco Cha Chas
Great weather+ great music+ great food+ great people = an absolute blast. Wish that all of you could be here, but for those of you who can't be, I hope that you have a wonderful, Fall weekend! Merci beauoup for coming by!