Bread Pudding Recipe

Bread Pudding Recipe


One day, after a bakery outlet shop, we discovered we had a lot of leftover breads and sweets, so Hubby decided to put them to good use in a Bread Pudding! My advice: don’t use bagels or anything so soft it will turn mushy.

Bread Pudding Recipe

Ingredients

• 6 cups cubed sweet breads or rolls
• 1 cup half and half
• 3/4 cup sour cream
• 4 large egg yolks
• 1/4 cup milk
• 1 cup sugar
• 2 tsp vanilla extract
• 2 tsp grated orange zest
• 1 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon

Directions

• Cut pastry into cubes, set aside.

• Wisk together all ingredients except cut up pastry.

• Fold pastry into whisked ingredients.
• Cover the bowl and refrigerate overnight.

The next day:
• Preheat oven to 325º
• On the middle rack of the over, while preheating, place a roasting pan.
• Butter 9″ round pan, line the bottom with a disc of parchment paper.
• Fill the 9″ round with the pudding mixture.
• Place pudding-filled 9″ round into the roasting pan that is in the oven. Add enough warm water to the larger roasting pan so it comes up about an inch all around the 9″ round.
• Bake pudding until set, approximately 1 hour 15 minutes.

• Lift the pudding pan from the water and set on a rack to cool.
• Turn out onto plate after partially cooled, removing parchment paper.
• Sever in wedged topped with whipped topping.
• Refrigerate leftovers.


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Gooey Bars Recipe

Gooey Bars Recipe. Ooey Gooey delicious goodness! Try these fabulous Gooey Bars for dessert. Your entire family will love them!





Gooey Bars Recipe

Ooey Gooey delicious goodness! Try these fabulous Gooey Bars for dessert. Your entire family will love them!

Prep Time: 20 Minutes
Cook time: 45 Minutes

Ingredients Crust:

1 box Yellow Cake Mix
8 TBSP Butter, melted
1 large Egg
1 cup Chopped Pecans
1 cup Shredded Coconut

Ingredients Filling:

8 oz Cream Cheese, room temperature
2 large Eggs
1 tsp Vanilla Extract
8 TBSP Butter, melted
3¾ cups Confectioners Sugar, sifted

Directions:

• Preheat oven to 350º
• In a large mixing bowl combine all crust ingredients: cake mix, melted butter, egg, pecans and coconut.
• Blend with an electric mixer on low speed for 2 minutes. Batter should ball up.
• Take batter ball and fingertip-pat evenly into an ungreased 13″×9″ pan.
• To make the filling, place the cream cheese in the same mixing bowl that was used to make the crust, and with the same beaters blend with an electric mixer on low speed until fluffy.
• Add eggs, vanilla and melted butter and beat on medium speed for 1 minute.
• Add confectioners sugar. Beat on medium speed until the sugar is thoroughly mixed in.
• Pour filling onto the crust and spread with the rubber spatula covering entire crust surface.
• Place on middle rack in oven, bake for 45-50 minutes at 350º.
• Bars are done when toothpick comes out clean.
• Cool bars in pan on wire rack, cut into squares, serve while warm.

• Makes 20 servings Gooey Bars

Gooey Bars Recipe. Ooey Gooey delicious goodness! Try these fabulous Gooey Bars for dessert. Your entire family will love them!


Gooey Bars Recipe Mise en Place:

Stand Mixer and Bowl
13×9 Baking Pan
Spatula
Measuring Cup
Measuring Spoons
• Toothpick or Baking Pick

Gooey Bars Recipe. Ooey Gooey delicious goodness! Try these fabulous Gooey Bars for dessert. Your entire family will love them!


Hubby was in Joliet Illinois last year (this was originally written on my old blog in 2011) and went to the Paula Dean restaurant there (it has since closed). He was so thrilled with the gooey cake served at the restaurant, he decided to find a recipe online and replicate it. This is what he ended up with.

A few things – hubby is a great cook, but he isn’t a baker – and yet these turned out very well. He baked this long enough that these thickened to bars which was great for ease of eating.

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Nectarine Tart Recipe

Nectarine Tart Recipe. I originally posted this Nectarine Tart recipe several years ago.  To me, this is the most beautiful dessert I have ever created - and I have baked a lot of desserts in my days!  This dough is fabulous and I have used it to make pies.  It is wonderfully sweet and very easy to work with.


I originally posted this Nectarine Tart recipe several years ago. To me, this is the most beautiful dessert I have ever created – and I have baked a lot of desserts in my days! This dough is fabulous and I have used it to make pies. It is wonderfully sweet and very easy to work with.

While all these pictures make it seem difficult, nothing could be further from the truth – this is a long process, but quite easy! Hubby and I have worked together on this, and not only survived, but had a good time making it! I hope you give this Nectarine Tart a try – you will be delighted with the result!

Nectarine Tart Recipe. I originally posted this Nectarine Tart recipe several years ago.  To me, this is the most beautiful dessert I have ever created - and I have baked a lot of desserts in my days!  This dough is fabulous and I have used it to make pies.  It is wonderfully sweet and very easy to work with.


Nectarine Tart Recipe

There are several stages to this tart. I advise making the crust first due to refrigeration times. I would bake/roast the nectarines next as they will need to cool. While the custard does to cool, it does so rapidly. As long as you have the crust and nectarines ready, you will be golden doing the custard last.

You can use a flan tin or a quiche pan for the crust. I used a quiche pan.

Crust

1 2/3 c Flour
2/3 c Confectionery Sugar
1 Stick Cold Butter, sliced into cubes
1 Egg Yolk
1 1/2 – 2 Tbsp Cold Water

Heat oven to 325º

Nectarine Tart Recipe


Cut butter into flour and confectionery sugar mixture.
Add egg yolk.
Add water to make the dough come together.

Nectarine Tart Recipe


Nectarine Tart Recipe


When the dough is formed into a ball, wrap it in plastic wrap and refrigerate for 30 minutes.

Nectarine Tart Recipe


After chilling dough for 30 minutes, bring it out and roll it in between sparsely floured parchment paper. You want just enough flour to allow for rolling. This dough will warm rapidly, and become soft.

Nectarine Tart Recipe


Press dough into your tin, and trim away any excess.
Return to refrigerator for 30 minutes.

Nectarine Tart Recipe


Place parchment paper on top of uncooked crust, and place beans on to to weight the paper down and not allow for much rising. (No, there is no parchment paper in this pic, I forgot and had to go back and dump the beans and start again and neglected to snap another picture.)

Nectarine Tart Recipe


Bake uncovered for 10 minutes on 325º.
Remove paper and beans, return to oven and bake another 10 minutes or until the pastry is slightly browned.

Nectarine Tart Recipe


Roast/ Bake Nectarines

8 Nectarines cut in half with the stones removed
1/4 c Orange Juice
1/2 C Firmly Packed Brown Sugar

If you have a convection oven setting, use the roast setting instead of bake.
Preheat oven to to 400º
Place nectarines in a single layer in large, shallow baking dish.
Sprinkle with OJ and brown sugar

Nectarine Tart Recipe


Roast/Bake for 20 minutes until nectarines are soft.
Cool to touch.

Nectarine Tart Recipe


Remove skins from nectarines.
Slice into thin slices.

Nectarine Tart Recipe


Custard

1 1/4 c Whipping Cream
1 c Milk
1/2 C Caster Sugar (forget paying for this at a gourmet shop! Just put 1/2 c of regular sugar in a small food processor and whirl until fine)
1/4 tsp Vanilla
3 Egg Yolks
2 Tbsp Corn Starch
6 Tbsp Butter

Combine cream, milk and sugar in medium saucepan.
Add vanilla.
Bring to a low boil.

Nectarine Tart Recipe


Beat egg yolks in a small mixing bowl.
Add corn starch.
Gradually beat in hot cream mixture.
Return entire combined mixture to medium saucepan.

Nectarine Tart Recipe


Allow to come to a boil.
Heat until thickened.
Remove from heat and add butter.

Nectarine Tart Recipe


Cover with plastic wrap and allow to cool to room temperature.

Nectarine Tart Recipe


Assembly

Pour custard into cooled pastry shell.
Place nectarines on top of custard. You do not have to push down, they will settle into the custard. Hubby refers to the custard as the glue.

Nectarine Tart Recipe


Chill for 3 hours (or overnight) until set.

Nectarine Tart Recipe


This is the final product, and wow is it tasty!


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