Archive for the ‘Sweets’ Category

Bread Pudding with Whiskey Sauce

June 21, 2010

Mirza Trist LaBiche Berg

This recipe from my grandmother is the quintessential “Mamie” recipe, to me.  There may be other Mamie favorites to other people in the family:  Pork Chops and Lima Beans, Blue Cheese Dip spread on a celery stick, Stuffed Artichokes (hmmm, that’s a pretty good one, too).  I even have Mamie on video giving this recipe.  Of course, it MUST be served with Whiskey Sauce.

This recipe can be increased for any number, always using these proportions.

1 egg

1 heaping tablespoon sugar

1 cup milk

½ teaspoon vanilla

1 slice stale French bread (crusts removed if desired)

¼ to ⅓ cup raisins

Beat egg and sugar together.  Add milk and vanilla and mix.  Put in a casserole dish.  Put in a slice of bread and the raisins.  Bake at 250° for 30 minutes, mix it up to break up the bread and distribute the raisins, and cook for about another 30 minutes, or until light golden brown and knife comes out clean when inserted in the center.

2 servings

Whiskey Sauce

1 stick butter, softened

2 cups powdered sugar


Cream together butter and sugar, and add enough bourbon to make a pourable sauce.

Grandma D’s Banana Bread

April 17, 2010

Tina Daugherty Cole

We’ve made Tina’s former mother-in-law’s recipe many, many times.  If you don’t have 6 or 7 bananas, don’t worry, it’s fine even if you only have 2 or 3.

1 stick butter

2 cups sugar

3 eggs

2½ cups plain sifted flour

1 teaspoon baking powder

1 teaspoon soda

dash salt

6 or 7 bananas

lemon juice

1 cup chopped pecans

Preheat oven to 350°. Cream butter and sugar. Add one egg at a time, mixing between additions. Mix flour, baking powder, soda, and salt. Add to batter. Mash bananas and sprinkle with a little lemon juice. Add bananas and nuts to batter. Pour into loaf pans and bake 1 hour or until done.

Makes 2 loaves