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Blueberry Banana Bread Pudding

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In addition to bacon, blue cheese and pizza, blueberries also top the list of my food obsessions. I love eating the little colorful berries like they’re candy, straight out of the farmers market carton. I also love cooking with them.  I got the idea to make them into a breakfast bread pudding when my Mom was coming to visit.  She’s a very picky eater but loves french toast and blueberry muffins, so I decided to make a hybrid of the two and Blueberry Bread Pudding was born!

As I began preparing the recipe Saturday morning I saw a couple ripe bananas sitting in the pantry and thought, “well that would be a tasty addition” (yes, my thoughts get their own quotations 😉 ) so I threw a sliced up fresh banana in with the blueberries. I also decided to incorporate the brown sugar into the recipe in the form of a crumble right on top.  The result was a new sweet and delicious breakfast dish!

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Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 40 minutes

Ingredients (serves 6-8)

  • 1 package hawaiian sweet rolls
  • 3 eggs (whisked)
  • 2 cups milk (soy or regular)
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1/2 tsp lemon juice
  • 1/2 tsp nutmeg
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 banana (sliced)
  • 1 pint blueberries
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar
  • 2 tbsp flour
  • 1 tbsp butter
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • 1 tbsp powdered sugar

Start by cubing the Hawaiian sweet rolls.

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Then place them in a greased 9 x 13 casserole dish.

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Next, whisk together the eggs, milk, vanilla, lemon juice, nutmeg and cinnamon.

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Then pour the mixture over the Hawaiian sweet rolls.

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Toss the bread and mixture together then top with the sliced bananas and blueberries.

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Next combine the brown sugar and flour, fold in the butter and mix until a crumble forms then sprinkle over the bread pudding.

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Place in the oven at 375° for 40 minutes.

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Drizzle the honey on top and dust with the powdered sugar.

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Oh my blueberry goodness!

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Now it’s time to dig in!

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♣ Vegetarian Option: This recipe is vegetarian.

♦ Gluten Free Option: Substitute the Hawaiian sweet rolls with this recipe for gluten-free Hawaiian bread. Substitute gluten-free flour in the brown sugar crumble.

Blueberry Banana Bread Pudding

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 40 minutes

Serving Size: 6-8

Blueberry Banana Bread Pudding

Ingredients

  • 1 package hawaiian sweet rolls
  • 3 eggs (whisked)
  • 2 cups milk (soy or regular)
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1/2 tsp lemon juice
  • 1/2 tsp nutmeg
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 banana (sliced)
  • 1 pint blueberries
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar
  • 2 tbsp flour
  • 1 tbsp butter
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • 1 tbsp powdered sugar

Instructions

  1. Start by cubing the Hawaiian sweet rolls.
  2. Then place them in a greased 9 x 13 casserole dish.
  3. Next, whisk together the eggs, milk, vanilla, lemon juice, nutmeg and cinnamon.
  4. Then pour the mixture over the Hawaiian sweet rolls.
  5. Toss the bread and mixture together then top with the sliced bananas and blueberries.
  6. Next combine the brown sugar and flour, fold in the butter and mix until a crumble forms then sprinkle over the bread pudding.
  7. Place in the oven at 375° for 40 minutes.
  8. Drizzle the honey on top and dust with the powdered sugar.
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Old-Fashioned Homemade Ice Cream

Just in time for Memorial Day BBQ’s I’m happy to pass on my families homemade ice cream recipe.  It seems that this delicious dessert only gets made on holidays and special occasions, but its simple to make and requires little prep time so I made it for an NBA Playoff party at my house!

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 1 tbsp vanilla
  • 1 quart whipping cream
  • 4 eggs (beaten)
  • 3/4 gallon milk
  • 12 lbs crushed ice
  • 2 cups ice cream rock salt

Start by combining the sugar and vanilla in the base of an ice cream machine.

Then add the whipping cream.

Next, heat 2 cups of milk slowly over low heat. Add the beaten eggs once the milk is warm, but not hot enough to cook the eggs.

Whisk together well.

Leave mixture over low heat for 2-3 minutes, making sure the mixture does not become too hot and cook the eggs.

Next, add the mixture to the ice cream machine base.

Finally, add the milk.  Most ice cream machines have a “fill line” inside the base. If yours does not, stick with my measurement, if it does fill milk to that line.

Stir everything together then place the base into the machine. Surround the base with ice and rock salt. Start with approximately 4-6 lbs ice and 1/2 cup rock salt.

Be sure to place the machine inside a sink or outside on a patio where the ice can melt off.

Also, remember to keep filling the machine with ice and rock salt so that the ice cream will continue to freeze quickly.

As soon as the machine stops, the ice cream is ready!

Got my Thunder napkins and it’s time to serve!

Don’t mind that it slightly melted while trying to get the “perfect shot” on my balcony as the sun was setting!

Happy Memorial Day Weekend and Thunder Up!

♣ Vegetarian Option: This recipe is vegetarian. (I’m working on a Vegan ice cream made with Coconut milk, look for the recipe soon!)

♦ Gluten Free Option: This recipe is gluten-free!