Whether you're just getting to know Gooseberry Patch or have been a part of our family for years, one thing is pretty clear: we have a passion for food. We love those homestyle, stick-to-your-ribs recipes that Mom and Grandma used to make...this week's Cookbook of the Week is one of our very favorite collections.
Who wouldn't love this book?
The name of the book really says it all, doesn't it? And whether you're in the mood for creamy, bubbly mac & cheese or a homemade from-scratch apple pie, it has just the recipe to help hit the spot.
Let's take a look inside...
As you can see, no matter what time of day it is, Comfort Foods has a recipe that will fit the bill. In addition, the very last chapter is something you can only find a select few of our books.
Comfort Foods for One or Two has smaller-scale recipes and is perfect for newlyweds, empty nesters or for those nights when you don't have to feed an army...but want to enjoy something delicious anyway!
All this week, we'll be sharing recipes from this cookbook AND, to get things started, we couldn't resist sharing one of our ultimate comfort foods...the collection just wouldn't be complete without this one.
Old-Fashioned Bread Pudding
Shared by Charlene McCain from Bakersfield, California, it has all the flavors of home for us. She writes, "When the weather cools down, nothing brings the family to the table faster than the aroma of bread pudding baking in the oven."
10 slices white bread, cubed
1/4 c. butter, melted
1/2 c. raisins
1 t. cinnamon
3/4 c. sugar
6 eggs, beaten
2 t. vanilla extract
1/2 t. salt
3 c. milk
1/8 t. nutmeg
Garnish: whipped topping
Combine bread cubes, butter, raisins and cinnamon. Mix well; spread in a lightly greased 2-quart casserole dish. In a medium bowl, blend together sugar, eggs, vanilla and salt until sugar is dissolved. Add milk; beat well. Pour over bread mixture; let stand for 5 minutes. Sprinkle with nutmeg. Bake, uncovered, at 375 degrees for 25 minutes. Cool slightly before serving. Garnish with dollops of whipped topping. Serves 8.
One last note about this (or any) bread pudding recipe: The nutmeg might just be a pinch but don't skip it! In our opinion, it makes the taste so much better. Enjoy it with a glass of milk or a cup of coffee for breakfast...we won't tell!
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