By Kelly Bogard
Bright red and full of sweet juicy goodness, strawberries are a mainstay in Texas this time of year. They’re so popular in the quiet town of Poteet that they dedicate three days to celebrating them in April.
This year, the Poteet Strawberry Festival will be April 7-9. Everything from jams and breads to pies and muffins all made with those little red berries. Just in case you can’t make it to the festival, I want to give you a recipe to try with strawberries to share in the experience.
For Strawberry Bread Pudding, you will need…
6 c. day-old French bread, cubed
2 c. fresh strawberries, sliced
1 c. milk
1 c. heavy cream
1 c. sugar, plus 1 tbsp. for sprinkling
1 ½ tsp. vanilla
2 tsp. cinnamon
1/2 tsp. ginger
butter for coating baking dish
Bread pudding is not pudding at all. At least not in the traditional sense. It’s savory bread mixed with a sweet milk custard and baked until crispy on the outside and melt-in-your-mouth good on the inside. Add strawberries and you have yourself a true berry delight.
A Texas crop for a tasty dessert bursting with flavor. Grab some strawberries at your local grocery store. Tell us what you think when you try the recipe. From all of us at Texas Table Top, enjoy!