~Country Pleasures~

blueberrybreadpudding9A Cornbread, in an iron skillet, a country pleasure.


Do you remember Jo Northrop’s Simple Country Pleasures, at Country Living Magazine?  The feature was an extra special delight of the publication.  When Jo passed away, the column ended.  Recently, Country Living included Simple Country Pleasures, again.

  Like Country Living Magazine’s Simple Country Pleasures, Country Pleasures blog is all about the pleasures of simple country living.  Sue, who lives in the Ozarks, is a fabulous cook and crafter.  She also writes a wonderful blog.

Last weekend, Sue’s church held a Fall Fest.  One of the events, included in the fest, was an auction of baked goods, with proceeds going to feed the hungry.

Blueberry Bread Pudding was one of the desserts Sue prepared.  The recipe sounded so good, I decided to give it a try.

Sue’s Blueberry Bread Pudding brought $25, at the auction.

If you haven’t met Sue, please stop by sometime.  You can find Country Pleasures, at this LINK.



Blueberry Bread Pudding

1 loaf blueberry crumble bread
1 c. frozen or fresh blueberries
4 eggs
12 oz. can evaporated milk
1/2 c. butter
2 tsp. vanilla
2 tsp. cinnamon
Preheat oven to 350. Melt butter in microwave for one min. In a large bowl combine milk and butter, mix well. Tear bread into bite size pieces and add to milk mixture. Add remaining ingredients and blend well, adding more milk if needed. Mixture should be moist but not too soggy. Transfer into a 9x13 baking pan and bake for 30-40 min. Drizzle cream cheese or vanilla frosting on top once cooled.

I used about 2 tablespoons of prepared Duncan Hines cream cheese frosting, heated in the microwave for about 5 seconds. There is plenty of frosting left over; a very good excuse for making a little batch of cupcakes.





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