This is my Gran. I pinched her (just like my Granddad used to) to get her to smile for this picture. That grin is for real, and that’s why I love, love, love the shot.
She’s everything you’d want a grandmother to be. She sews Christmas ornaments by hand and cooks divine biscuits and gravy. She gives the best hugs. When I grow up, I want to be just like her.
On February 6, my sassy Granny turned 90. Today, my family got together to celebrate. I brought bread pudding for the birthday girl.
Gran’s Birthday Bread Pudding
4 cups milk or almond milk
1/4 cup melted butter
4 large eggs
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup white sugar
2 teaspoons vanilla
1 (16 oz) loaf of your favorite bread, cut into small cubes.
(We used Italian)
1 cup white chocolate chips
Optional for chocolate lovers: 1/2 cup semi-sweet chips
* Combine milk through the vanilla in a blender or food processor.
*Add some of the crust from your bread. This should equal about 1/4 of the loaf. Blend the mixture together until smooth.
*Pour over your bread cubes and stir, stir, stir. The bread should soak up a good portion of the liquid. Let it sit for a bit until the liquid is gone and the bread is soggy.
*Stir in your chips.
*Pour the mixture into a greased baking dish. (I used a 2 1/2 quart Corningwear) Bake at 350 for 50-55 minutes. If you like, you can crank up the temp to broil for the last minute or so to get a lovely crust on top.