Big Country Breakfast Bread Pudding — Food for a Year’s most popular recipe!

Big Country Breakfast Bread Pudding — Food for a Year’s most popular recipe!

Well — here you have it! Big Country Breakfast Bread Pudding has been Food for a Year’s most popular recipe… BY A LANDSLIDE!! I am amazed at how many people have viewed & commented publicly and privately on this recipe.

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I am just thrilled at its popularity for several reasons:

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  • It is really the best breakfast casserole I have ever tasted ((not to brag!!))
  • I started making it when we were newly married & was much better at creating kitchen flops than kitchen successes ((just ask David!))
  • I make it every Christmas Eve, giving it a special place in our family’s heart

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Basically, I love this recipe – and am so glad many of you have come to join me in those feelings.

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But let me take an extra moment and tell you something about this recipe that I didn’t explain in the original post. I consider this casserole a “bread pudding” because of the way this casserole is prepared. Part of the bread is soaked in a custard mixture.

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Most bread puddings are so soggy, making the texture unappealing ((to me)). In order to avoid the “sog”, I allow approximately half of the bread to soak in the savory egg custard mixture before adding the remaining bread, egg custard and cheese. This allows the casserole to have both a creamy custard texture and a crunchy top.

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These two textures work perfectly together, never being too dry or too soggy.

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Another important step in this recipe is layering ingredients. I take care not to mix every ingredient together. By doing this – I think each ingredient stands out without overshadowing the other ingredients.

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The other night, I made this for dinner. By using previously browned ((and frozen)) sausage and previously cooked crispy applewood smoked bacon, this meal was so easy to prepare.

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I skipped the overnight soaking and just made sure to allow enough time for the bottom layer of bread to soak up the custard before adding the remaining layers.

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To view my original post and the Big Country Breakfast Bread Pudding recipe, simply click HERE.

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 Isn’t she lovely??



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