For Christmas, I got this elegant vintage cake server set from the Etsy shop "Jamary's Vintage and Handmade Items" for my sister, Andrea of Storybook Artifact. Andrea and I both adore this lovely cake server set; it is in excellent vintage condition and with its exquisite floral design and 22 Karat Gold embellishments, it is a luxurious set of china to have! I suggest you all check out Jamary's beautiful vintage/handmade Etsy shop full of little treasures like this one. ;-)
http://www.etsy.com/shop/jamary92My darling sister Andrea from Storybook Artifact used her vintage cake server set last night to serve one of her favorite dessert recipes "Burbon Bread Pudding", and she so kindly gave me her recipe to share here with everyone! Thank you Andy! :-*
Andrea's Bourbon Bread Pudding Recipe:
Soaking the raisins in the whiskey for a couple of days is essential. Be sure it is enough to just cover them. "the secret ingredient"
3-4 slices of bread (any old bread will do: from homemade to left-over burger buns)
4 Tbsp. sugar
3 1/2 cups milk
4 eggs, separated
1 Tbsp. vanilla
pinch of salt
1/2 stick butter melted
bourbon whiskey soaked raisins
1.) Break bread into ovenproof dish (casserole glass dish)
2.) Beat sugar and egg yolks
3.) Add milk, and mix well
4.) Add vanilla, butter, and salt
5.) Pour milk mixture over bread
6.) Strain bourbon whiskey from raisins, and set aside
7.) Fold raisins into soaked bread in baking dish
8.) Place baking dish into large pan filled with water (broiler pan)
9.) Bake at 300 degrees for 40-50 minutes or until knife inserted comes out clean
10.) Make meringue adding 2 tablespoons sugar to each egg white. Spread and return to 350 degree oven until brown.Raisin Bourbon Whiskey Sauce:
1/2 stick butter
1/2 cup sugar
1/4 cup water
However much bourbon whiskey was strained from raisins
Dissolve sugar in the water in a small sauce pan over medium heat. Whisk in butter and heat until melted. Cool before adding the bourbon whiskey.
Whiskey Preference: Black Velvet
Andrea of Storybook Artifact and myself of Eco-Friendly Freckles have each created treasuries that express the beauty, femininity, and grace of women...as well as convey how amazing they are. During this time of Valentine's celebration, let's take a moment to appreciate and thank all of the incredible women in our lives (wives, mothers, sisters, and grandmothers) and gaze in amazement at these elegant and very feminine treasuries.
This first treasury features members from the Etsy STAT Team and is titled Rustic Valentine Beauty. Created by Andrea of Storybook Artifact, she dedicates this treasury in a beautiful way as follows:
"A dedication to the women who nurture our world's children, work hard in making a house a home, love and care for their men in sickness and in health, and, can't forget, makes something out of the food dad puts on the table. You are the ones who truly make our world flourish, and create a cushion of security for that solid foundation our children desperately need to thrive in our world. We are blessed; thank you. <3" href="http://www.etsy.com/teams/6362/etsybloggers">EtsyBloggers Team and it is titled "Mademoiselle Stops to Smell the Roses".