Sunday, February 10, 2013
Making Blueberry Bread Pudding With Delicious Silk Soy Milk #rethinkwhatyoudrink #Cbias
I love making and eating desserts. It is hard for me to stop craving dessert after dinner or while watching TV in the evening.
So, I decided that if I didn't want to stop making and eating desserts, at least I can make them healthier. A dessert my family and I really love is bread pudding. But instead of making it with chocolate and whole milk like the recipe calls for, I made it with blueberries and the new great tasting Silk Vanilla Soy Milk. I have been drinking Silk Soy Milk for about a year now, and the main reason is the wonderful health benefits it gives me.
Silk Soy Milk is a natural source of vitamins, heart healthy Omega-3s, and important protective antioxidants. I love the fact that every serving contains 50% more calcium than dairy milk.
So you can see why I have made Silk products an everyday part of my efforts to remain healthy and vibrant.
One of the things I love about bread pudding is how easy it is to make. Any bread product will do in a pinch, and if bread has gone stale, making bread pudding is a great way to keep it from going to waste. I once used croissants that were stale, and it turned out to be one of the best bread puddings I had ever made.
I chose the Vanilla Silk Soy Milk instead of the regular kind because I thought it would bring out the vanilla and cinnamon flavors of the pudding. I already know the vanilla milk is delicious because I have been drinking it like mad. I sometimes add a little cinnamon to my glass, and cinnamon is actually very good for you, too.
Another great thing about Silk Soy Milk is that it is 100% lactose and dairy free. If you have dairy allergies or find digesting dairy products difficult, then Silk really is a great dairy alternative.
I've assembled all my ingredients to make Blueberry Bread Pudding, and I'm excited to start my recipe.
I just put in the vanilla soy milk, eggs, sugar, vanilla, cinnamon and salt, and whisk them all together.
You can use other kinds of berries in this recipe, but I'm using blueberries because they are so delicious, healthy, and packed with antioxidants.
The next step is to take the bread that has been torn into bite-size pieces and push them down into the milk and egg mixture. Let this set for 30 minutes. Some cooks recommend letting it set much longer so that the bread really absorbs the mixture better, but I think that 30 minutes is long enough.
After 30 minutes, just add the blueberries, mix together, and put in the oven to bake.
So delicious, and so easy!!!
While the bread pudding was baking, the kitchen filled up with the heavenly scent of vanilla and cinnamon. My Mom always made bread puddings, so this always makes me nostalgic whenever I smell bread pudding baking.
But she used a lot more eggs and whole milk, and didn't have the option of using a healthy and great tasting milk alternative like Silk Soy Milk.
Their soy milk is made with no artificial flavors, colors, or high fructose corn syrup. It is also made without genetically modified ingredients (non-GMO) and produced responsibly, which is good for your health, and the planet's.
My bread pudding turned out beautifully, and I'm sure my Mom would have approved.
When I was at Walmart buying my groceries, I noticed how many products Silk offers, including the new Silk Soy Latte.
There are so many ways to use Silk Soy Milk products for cooking, baking and making delicious and healthy smoothies. You can go to the Silk Soy Facebook Recipe page for lots of great ideas.
My Blueberry Bread Pudding was a complete hit with my family and didn't last long. I'm excited to try more recipes using Silk Soy Milk and enjoying its great new taste and healthy benefits.
Recipe for Blueberry Bread Pudding
2 cups Silk Soy Milk, Vanilla flavor
4 large eggs
1 1/4 cups of sugar
2 teaspoons vanilla
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon salt
6 cups of bread with crusts on, torn into bite size pieces
1 1/2 cups of fresh blueberries
2 tablespoons of butter
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Butter the inside of a ceramic baking dish.
In a large bowl, whisk together vanilla soy milk, eggs, sugar, vanilla, cinnamon and salt. Add bread, mixing to moisten all the pieces. Let sit for 30 minutes.
Mix in blueberries. Pour mixture into prepared baking dish. Bake 40-45 minutes, or until custard is set. Let cool 20 minutes.
Serve warm or cold, top with whipped cream if desired.
If you would like to see my shopping trip at Walmart for Silk Soy Milk you can go take a look at my Google+ photo album.
You can also connect with Silk products on their website, find them on Twitter, and follow them on Pinterest.
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