Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Chaquita Banana and Bread Pudding

I bet you didn't know that Vera Bradley made head gear.  Head gear that duals as a toiletry bag.  M came out of the bathroom the other morning with it on her head.  I immediately wanted to sing the Chaquita Banana song!  And giggle till I couldn't giggle any more!  Funny girl.

Okay, onto other tropical things: Coconut Raisin Bread Pudding

1 loaf of day-old bread (or older--dry is good)
6 eggs
1 tsp vanilla
1 tsp cinnamon
1 C sugar
1/4 C cream
1 can coconut milk
1 C shredded coconut
1/2 C raisins
4 Tbs melted butter

Preheat oven to 375.  Grease baking dish (base the size upon the loaf of bread--you want everything to fit below the rim).  Whisk all wet ingredients together.  Cube bread.  Add bread, half cup coconut, and raisins to baking dish.  Pour wet ingredients over bread--pat down bread so it's covered by egg mix.  Sprinkle remaining coconut over top.  Drizzle melted butter over the top.  It takes approximately 40 minutes to bake.  Let it rest for 10 minutes--enjoy the smells of coconut and butter!

We made the bread pudding this weekend.  The best way to use up old bread!  I've been working on Wedding Car Kits--garlands, "Just Married" banners, and painted cans.  All for the bride and groom's get-away car at the end of the wedding.  I need to do some research on packaging and photos, but, I hope to have them in the shop sometime this summer!

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