Rum Raisin Sweet Bread Pudding

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 Sometimes the best recipes are created with Leftovers!   

Having fun in the kitchen this week creating new recipes using Easter Dinner Leftovers!  Yesterday a delicious Cream of Roasted Veggie Soup made from a Roasted Veggie medley Kate made, and today Grilled Lamb , Artichoke and Roasted Red Pepper Salad was made with a leftover grilled lamb and artichokes! I encourage you to serve your leftovers in a more exciting fashion this week rather than the usually re-heat and serve it again we all seem to be  guilty of more often than not! 

 
         Rum Raisin Sweet Bread Pudding 

Ingredients
1 Cup golden raisins

½ cup Malibu Rum

1/2 cup hot water

12 cups Sweet bread torn or cubed into 1-2 inch pieces 

3-4 extra  large eggs 

5-6 egg yolks

1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract 

2 teaspoon rum flavoring

¾ cup granulated sugar 

½ cup dark brown sugar

1 tablespoon fresh ground cinnamon, plus 1 teaspoon for top before baking

3 ½ cups half & half

1 tablespoon salted butter , softened

Step-by-Step
1 Soak raisins in Malibu rum & hot water for 10 minutes, strain liquid; reserve 

2 place bread in large mixing bowl; add soaked & strained raisins 

3 whisk eggs, egg yolks,half & half, brown sugar, granulated sugar, cinnamon, pure vanilla extract, and Rum flavoring together 

4 butter  12” round round dish 

5 pour egg mixture over bread, using clean hands or large spoon toss well, transfer to prepared baking dish; sprinkle top with 1 teaspoon cinnamon 

6 bake in preheated 350 degree oven 25-30 min

7 serve warm with scoop of Vanilla Ice cream

*Note~ I’m not a big fan of super ” Eggy” Bread Pudding, if you prefer a more eggy version simplely add 4 extra large eggs & 6 egg yolks ( I used 3 & 5 and it was perfectly pleasing to my tastebuds!)   Grilled Lamb Roasted Red Pepper and Artichoke Salad

  



Coconut’s First Day Home Post Emergency Gallbladder Surgery 

  
Coconut had good first night home. She slept soundly & ate chicken sweet potato & salmon every 4 hours This morning she was differently ready for her pain medication and wanted to be held for a over an hour… which is fine with me! This afternoon her belly is supe sensitive and she hasn’t been able to sleep in a comfortable position other than in my arms. We have been in contact withher doctors at Massachusetts  Veterinary Referral  Hospital & in veryclose contact with Dr. Ray Cahill at Seapot Veterinary hospital. they have bumped up her pain medication a little and we continue to pray she will have some reliefe soon. Please keep praying  for  our girl she isn’t out of the woods yet🙏