Welcome back to the All Things Southern kitchen. Today I want to tell you about a ministry that’s very special to me while giving you a recipe shared at one of our meetings. Founded by my good friend, Dr. Joneal Kirby, Heartfelt Ministries is based on the message of Titus 2. It gives women practical ideas and the necessary inspiration to transform surface-level interactions in your church community into deep relationships that can change lives forever! You can learn more about the ministry and the 3rd Heartfelt Experience conference coming up this January (I’m blessed to be a part of this wonderful event!) at Heartfelt Ministries. And now, about that recipe. Mrs. Pat’s Southern Bread Pudding is always a hit at our Heartfelt meetings and she was kind enough to share the recipe. Let me show you how to stir up this delicious treat, but be warned. There’s nothing calorie conscious about this one. You might want to keep tabs on the serving size.
“Mrs. Pat’s Southern Bread Pudding”
Hot dog buns (10 count)
2/3 cup evaporated milk
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 and ½ tablespoon cinnamon
1 and ½ cup sugar
Dash of salt
We’ll begin by tearing a ten count package of hot dog buns into bite-size pieces and placing them in a 9×13 baking pan that we’ve treated with cooking spray. Now, we’ll take four eggs and the white of a fifth egg and blend them in a small mixing bowl. In a separate bowl we’ll take the yolk from that fifth egg and add it to 2/3 cup of evaporated milk and 1 teaspoon vanilla. We’ll stir this mixture and set it aside for our sauce.
Meanwhile, back to the base. Combine one and 1/2 Tablespoons of cinnamon with 1 and a half cups of sugar, and a dash of salt. Stir well and add 1 and a half sticks of melted butter and 2 and 1/2 cups of milk along with the eggs from our first step. Stir again and pour over the torn bread. Bake at 45 minutes for an hour or until the bread is puffy and golden brown.
Time for the sauce! Melt a stick of butter, add a cup of sugar and the evaporated milk mixture. Heat to boiling and cook for about two minutes. Pour over the hot bread pudding, serve the coffee and holler at me! Have mercy! This Southern Bread Pudding is some mighty good eating from Mrs. Pat’s kitchen and the kitchen here at All Things Southern to yours~