Gran’s Birthday Bread Pudding

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.

I saved a piece for you!

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

Gran Approved.

* 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.

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