Friday, June 22, 2012

Strawberry Bread Pudding + An Award

With Louisiana strawberries in full harvest, I couldn't resist making a pan of this scrumptious strawberry bread pudding. Fresh, ripe strawberries in a creamy, bread pudding with a yummy, caramel bourbon sauce. Well, when I tell you that it's fabulous, then you know that I mean it, cher! Wonderful for breakfast, too, with a good strong cup of coffee. Enjoy!

Strawberry Bread Pudding w/ Caramel Bourbon Sauce

4 eggs
2 cups milk (or half and half)
1/2 cup white  sugar
1/4 cup brown sugar
1 teaspoon almond extract
2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
4 cups French bread, torn into pieces
1 1/2 cups  fresh or frozen (thawed) strawberries, sliced

 In  small bowl, whisk together the eggs, milk, sugars, extract, and spices, until well blended.
Place bread pieces in a large bowl and pour egg/milk mixture over bread, tossing gently to mix well. Fold in the strawberries and pour the mixture into a buttered 13x9 inch baking dish. Place baking dish in a larger baking pan filled with 2 inches of water. In a preheated 350 degree oven, bake for 35 to 40 minutes or until a knife comes out clean. Cool slightly before serving and serve with caramel bourbon sauce. (recipe below)

Caramel Bourbon Sauce

1/2 stick of butter
1/2 cup of dark brown sugar
1 small can evaporated milk
2 tbs.'s bourbon

Melt butter in a small sauce pan over medium heat. Add the brown sugar and stir until combined. Slowly add milk, and stir constantly. Lower heat, add bourbon, and simmer for 5 minutes.

Remove from heat. Drizzle over warm bread pudding. Sinfully delicious! For more of my Strawberry Delights,
 click here.

I am sharing this at ~
Strut Your Stuff Saturday @ Six Sister's Stuff

An Award

I was recently surprised and honored to receive the Sunshine Award. This very special award was passed on to me by Terry, from RV Life and Food.  Her fabulous blog is filled with great recipes and interesting stories about life in an RV. Please pay her a visit when you have time. Merci beaucoup for presenting me with this great award, cher!

The Sunshine Award is an award given by bloggers to other bloggers. The recipients of the Sunshine Award are: "Bloggers who positively and creatively inspire others in the blogosphere." The way the award works is this: Thank the person who gave you the award and link back to them. Answer 10 questions about yourself. Select 10 of your favorite bloggers, link their blogs to your post and let them know they have been awarded the Sunshine Award! Don't forget to post the award on your blog!

Here we go! Ten questions:

1. Favorite color:  Red

2. Favorite animal:  Cat

3. Favorite number:  2

4. Favorite drink:  Margarita

5. Facebook or Twitter:  Neither

6. Good Book or a Good Movie:  Good Book

7. My Passion:  Dancing to Cajun Music

8. Giving or getting presents:  Giving

9. Favorite day of the year:  My Birthday

10. Favorite flowers:  Sunflowers 

The 10 blogs that I am presenting the Sunshine Award to, in no particular order:

Congrats to all! Please pass along to 10 more blogs.


Wishing all of you a wonderful summer weekend!  Merci beaucoup for stopping by!


Linda Starr said...

Your blog is well deserved of the sunshine award, if there is one place I can come and feel happy it's your place, food, music and fun. what could be better and thanks for the award.

Now about that strawberry bread pudding, I happen to love bread pudding at least until I became gluten free, but today I found some bread that was gluten free so I really need to try this recipe with that bread, and of course bourbon sauce is a definite necessity.

Have a great weekend.

KarenG said...

This looks fabulous! I think I'll try it without the strawberries but with the sauce.

Pat Tillett said...

Congrats to you and to those you awarded! I love strawberries in any shape or form. Strawberries are such a major crop here in California, we eat them all the time! This looks like strawberry dish I haven't had yet!

Eddie Bluelights said...

Well Marguerite
What a lovely treat
A scrumptious pudding and award to boot. Thank you kind lady for "The Really Incredible Trophy Bequest" which I shall abbreviate to RITB for short.

Congratulations to all those fellow bloggers sharing your RITBs. You are most generous. Have a great weekend.

A Kitchen Witch said...

Strawberries + caramel = Swoon!

Mona said...

congratulations Marguerite..your blog is certainly a breath of fresh air and a ray of sunshine.....and a joy to read......
and thanks so much for awarding the Sunshine Award to me and my blog....what a nice surprise...

Miz Helen said...

Congratulations on your blog award Marguerite!

What a great idea to make a Strawberry Bread Pudding,it just looks awesome. I have the berries and can't wait to make one. Hope you are having a great week end and thank you so much for sharing on Full Plate Thursday.
Come Back Soon!
Miz Helen

drick perry said...

merci beaucoup my beautiful lady, and what a fab award for you, (thanks too for me)... OMG love this version of bread pudding, I am not sure if I would have ever thought of it, but it reads FAB and FAVE as all your recipes do in my house - the sauce just sends it over the top... many thanks and have a great week...

Vagabonde said...

That sounds like another winning recipe. Congratulations on your award!

kitchen flavours said...

Hi Marguerite,
Your strawberry bread pudding looks incredibly delicious, I have never eaten bread pudding with strawberries!
Congratulations on your award!
And thank you so much for passing it on to me, I am deeply honoured! Thank you!
Wish you a lovely week!

Ann from Michigan said...

Congrats on your award!! You deserve it and much more.
Any news you can share on your cookbook. I can't wait for it. It will be great to have all your wonderful recipes in one book.

I hope hope hope it's coming soon!!
Love ya,

sussah said...

Dear Marguerite, thanks for the award... I've enjoyed receiving it & the process of hearing back from so many people. And strawberry bread pudding-- what's not to like? wonderful all around, sp

Six Sisters said...

This strawberry bread pudding looks amazing! We are so glad that you linked up to our "Strut Your Stuff Saturday". Please come back again really soon! Thanks! -The Sisters