This cooking team barely need an introduction, do they? SPC regulars, we've come to expect amazing kitchen prowess, hilarity and extreme adorability from Casey and Moey (their Mom, Natalee is no slouch herself!). This post is exactly what we love: fun in the kitchen and an easy, delicious dessert. Thanks for taking us int the weekend with a great brunch idea! — C.M.
Casey and Imogen love fruit and they love croissants, put them together and they love crazy bread pudding! I call this crazy bread pudding because a lot of ripping and throwing goes on when the kids make it. The kids get creative making this for breakfast or dessert with their favourite fresh ingredients. Before you say, “I don’t like bread pudding,” let me say that everyone says that and then they have this bread pudding and say, “that is DELICIOUS!” The key to bread pudding is the same as any other beloved recipe it is only as good as the ingredients. Grab a bag of day old croissants from your favourite bakery. Then give your kids free rein to add loads of fruit: cherries, apples, raisins, berries, anything but bananas (too moist) will work and if you like chocolate, dark chocolate, good quality croissants and a dusting of icing sugar make a brilliant bread pudding. Casey asks for 2 chopped apples, lots of blueberries, and chopped frozen peaches.
Crazy Bread Pudding
4 large croissants ripped into pieces
2 apples (whatever your favourite kind is) peeled cored and chopped.
A fistful of frozen peaches chopped
Two fists full of blueberries (1 cup)
Cinnamon maybe a teaspoon and a half (I just let them have a turn each)
1/2 cup milk
1/2 cup honey (I just let them drizzle it in so that’s a guess)
pinch of salt
Line up ingredients and let them throw in what they want. Mash ingredients together in a big bowl and then press into a buttered baking pan. Bake at 325 for about 40 minutes. What you want is something that looks a bit like an apple crisp, brown and firm but not dark. Yum!
You can see that Casey needs some food! Imogen has taken a new interest in cooking with me and so the twins join forces. Ripping up croissants is so much fun it is done before I can pick up the camera.
This is just heaven with Kawartha Dairy ice cream for dessert or scrambled eggs and bacon for breakfast.