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I am a baker, I have always been my interest in cooking sweets, since I began to cook anything. Bread puddings were our favorites because they are cheap and we had most of the ingredients in the pantry or fridge. I class Apple Betty and Blueberry Betty as bread puddings/ crumbles.
For years my poor old dad had to endure my baking inventions because he was my “tester” I would make something and by his expression I could tell if it was delicious or gross even before he spoke. I had just as many successful desserts as I did failures.
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For Apple Betty you will need :
- 3 cups of sliced apples
- 1 1/2 cups of soft bread crumbs
- 1/3 cup of brown sugar
- 1 teaspoon of cinnamon
- 4 tablespoons of butter
- 3/4 cup of water
Preheat oven to 350°.
Melt butter. Mix apples, 1 cup bread crumbs, brown sugar and cinnamon together.
Butter a baking dish.
Pour mixture into baking dish and pour melted butt and water over the top.
Mix 1/2 cup bread crumbs with more melted butter and sprinkle on top.
Bake 35 minutes. Serve hot or cold. Makes 4-6 servings.
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To make Blueberry Betty you will need :
- 3 cups of blueberries
- 3/4 cups of sugar
- a pinch of salt
- 1 teaspoon of lemon juice
- French toast
- confectioners sugar
- Vanilla ice cream
Preheat oven to 425 °
Cook blueberries, salt , sugar and lemon juice for 10 minutes.
Next pour blueberry mixture into a baking dish.
Top with slices of French toast.
Sprinkle confectioners sugar and nutmeg on top.
Bake for 20 minutes.
Serve with a scoop of vanilla ice cream on top while hot.
Makes 4-6 servings.
Thats is just two types of bread pudding or crumbles I leaned to make without milk or eggs. However I do think the classic bread pudding will always be my all time favorite as it was for my dad too.
By Andria Perry
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