Monday, July 12, 2010

Vanilla Bread Pudding w/ Praline-Rum Sauce + "When the Coast is Clear"

Here's a sinfully delicious Cajun treat that is just out of this world! I got the recipe from one of my dear cousins, at a recent family gathering. So easy and a simply perfect ending to a light summer meal or even for breakfast, with your morning latte. One bite and you'll think you're in heaven, cher! This delicious bread pudding is so good that I could eat the whole pan! Cest bon, cher! Bon Appetit!

Vanilla Bread Pudding w/ Praline-Rum Sauce

12 slices of bread, torn into pieces
(I used honey wheat)
1/2 cup sugar
1 tsp. cinnamon
1/2 cup golden raisins (optional)
2 eggs
2 cups milk
1 pkg. French vanilla instant pudding mix

Place bread pieces in a 2 1/2 quart buttered casserole dish. In large bowl , mix sugar, cinnamon, eggs, milk, and pudding mix, with wire whisk, until well blended. Pour over bread pieces and blend until evenly coated. Place casserole dish in a larger baking pan, filled with one inch of water. Bake in a 350 degree oven, for 40 to 45 minutes, or until golden brown.

Praline-Rum Sauce

3/4 cup light brown sugar
4 tbs.'s butter
1 small can evaporated milk
1/2 cup chopped pecans
2 tbs.'s dark rum or
2 tsp's rum extract
Melt butter in saucepan, and then add brown sugar, milk, and pecans. Bring to a boil and lower heat and simmer for 5 minutes, stirring often. Remove from heat stir in rum, or rum extract. Serve warm over bread pudding. Enjoy!

As BP tries one more time to cap the oil leak with the Top Hat 10, an enormous crowd gathered on the beach in Gulf Shores, Alabama on Sunday, July 11, for a Jimmy Buffet benefit concert. Here he is, with The Coral Reefer Band, playing the song, "When the Coast is Clear". Enjoy!


ellen abbott said...

OK, that one I am definitely going to try.

ellen abbott said...

Oh and thanks for all the music clips, they are wonderful.

Joanne said...

Wow, what a huge audience at the concert! Good to see they came out in full force to support the Gulf region. Jimmy Buffet's so popular with outdoor, summer concerts, it looks like a great time :)

Eddie Bluelights said...

Vanilla Bread Pudding w/ Praline-Rum Sauce.
"Get yee behind me, Marguerite!"
Yes this recipe indeed looks sinfully delicious. I think if I was there we might 'polish it off' by ourselves LOL.
I just love the way you 'guys' enjoy yourselves - ot is wonderful! I feel in prison by comparison - please free me!! LOL
I just loved the music and Jimmy Buffet is great - some entertainer eh!
I just don't know how you 'guys' can prevent yourselves becoming spherical with all that food you knock back - I'd be like the side of a house!! LOL
I just love coming here - really makes me smile, and of course any excuse to see you. Hugs ~ Eddie

Drick said...

looks like they have taken down the clip... but thank God the bread pudding is still there... I'll take yours over the one I posted today, anyday - who whouldn't, I mean, sweet vs. tomato...

Magic of Spice said...

Rum and breakfast... OK I'm there:) Sounds wonderful!

Linda Starr said...

totally decadent and tropical with the rum; what type of art did you used to do? I am curious?

Cloudia said...

Go Jimmy!

Aloha from Hawaii, Cher :)

Comfort Spiral

bayoucreole said...

That looks simply delicious! Gonna be trying this one real soon.

Marguerite said...

ellen- Thanks so much for your nice comments! Hope you do try it, it won't disappoint! You're welcome, so glad you enjoy them!

Joanne- Over 35,000 people attended! He is awesome, and I'm so glad that you got to see the clip, because they pulled it off the public view, a few hours later, and I had to change it! Thanks for stopping by!

Eddie- Oh, it is so sinful, cher, and I had to really control myself, or I could have eaten all of it, all by myself! lol That is the keyword, PORTION CONTROL! Plus, you know, the dancing? Glad you enjoyed the clip, he is a great entertainer and musician! Merci, mon ami, I just love having you and making you smile!

Drick- Thanks so much for the heads up! Obviously some copyright problem. I changed it, as soon as I saw your comment. So glad you like the bread pudding! It's divine, especially the sauce. Yours looked great, too, just not as sweet. Thanks for coming by!

Spice- Thanks for your sweet comment! I love to have this bread pudding for breakfast, too, and hope that you will try it! It's a true Southern comfort food!

Inspired by eRecipeCards said...

I was just planning a bread pudding soon... Love that sauce!

Velva said...

Your bread pudding looks decadent. I really could enjoy this one.

jimmy Buffet is the perfect singer/songwriter to bring awareness and raise money for the Gulf Coast.

John said...

Not a 'pudding person', so I'll wait for more crab and shrimp recipes; looks like they might finally get the well to stop leaking. Let's hope so.

The Good Cook said...

Oh that recipe sounds to die for! Must make it. today.

One Love, One Ocean
One Planet, One People.

Love the song, the video clip. Love Jimmy Buffet and I love your style!

We are all praying for you and keeping the heat on our politicians up here in the North to get this thing DONE, cleaned and the good people of the the coast compensated. Hand in there and keep the wonderful recipes and updates coming!

Rosaria Williams said...

It's almost bed time here for me; it's too late to prepare this tonight, but it can be my breakfast tomorrow morning. You rock!

Rosaria Williams said...

p.s. love the music too.

Marguerite said...

Linda- Thanks, that is a perfect description! And it's so easy. Hope you try it, cher! I am currently painting bayou scenes.

Cloudia- He is the best and perfect for raising the awareness. Merci for coming by, cher! Aloha!

bayoucreole- Hi and welcome! Thanks, I'm so glad that you liked it and want to try it. It is heavenly! Enjoy! Thanks so much for stopping by!

Dave- Great to hear from you. Thanks, you should definitely make this decadent bread pudding for your Mom! She will love you for it!

Velva- Thanks for your sweet comment, cher! Hope you make it! You are so right, Jimmy is the one! Born in Miss., raised in Ala., learned how to play music in New Orleans, and lives in the Keys. He is one of us!

Nancy said...

That dessert looks sinful. And yummy.

My husband is going to make your jambalaya. I've been touting you for so long he wants me to go back in your recipes to find it. I think you need to do a cookbook, so we have them all together.

Come on BP - pull a rabbit out of your hat!

Jo said...

I just gained five lbs. looking at the pictures. :-) But it looks absolutely wonnnnnnnderful.

aysegul said...

ohh my god lovely musıc.

love you..:))

Maggie May said...

Wonderful recipe and I really hope that that the new cap BP have fitted will prevent further spillage. A terrible mishap that every one hopes can be rectified.....
Maggie X

Nuts in May

Marguerite said...

John- I'll be posting more soon. We are very happy about the latest success, but not breaking out the champagne, just yet. Hoping for the best!

Good Cook- Thanks so much for your kind comment and prayers! Glad you liked the recipe and video clip. Jimmy Buffet is awesome and such a blessing to the Gulf coast. Thanks for stopping by, cher!

lakeviewer- Merci for your sweet compliments, cher! Hope you try it and glad you enjoyed the music!

Nancy- Thanks, so glad you liked it! I have several jambalaya recipes, but my favorite is called "Spicy Creole Jambalaya". Just enter it in the search bar, at the top of the blog, and it should come right up. It looks like maybe they finally have! A ray of hope!

Jo- So good to hear from you! Thanks, guess you'll have to go out dancing and dance the calories off! lol Thanks for coming by, cher!

aysegul- Great to see you! Thanks so much for your nice comment and for stopping by! So glad you
enjoyed it! Have a great weekend!

Maggie- Thanks, so glad you liked it! We're hoping that it will hold, too, at least until the relief wells are finished in mid-August, and a final solution can be achieved. The clean up is another story and will take years.

Pat Tillett said...

You are killing me with all this awesome looking food. I'm gaining weight just looking at it...

Rum Pralines said...

You are right Pat. If we keep on seeing this delicious food or shall we say this irresistible delicious food we will end up gaining lots of weight. Well, how can we say no? It's really irresistible.