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National Sticky Bun Day

The most delicious day of the year is finally here. This year’s National Sticky Bun Day is on February 21! One of my favorite treats is the Warm Sticky Bun Bread Pudding from the Grand Lux Cafe. This glorious delight is perfectly baked with all the right sticky. My friends and Executive Chef from Grand Lux Cafe shared their recipe with me and now I share the love with you.

Happy National Sticky Bun Day. Happy Eating and Baking!

Warm Sticky Bun Bread Pudding Recipe

Ingredients:

1 lb. of Brioche or Challah Bread
8 oz. (2 sticks) Melted Butter
1/3 Cup packed Brown Sugar
1/3 Cup Sugar
1 Tsp. Cinnamon
1/4 Tsp. Nutmeg
1/4 Tsp. Salt
2 Cups Milk
2 Cups Heavy Cream
4 Eggs
4 Egg Yolks
1/2 Cup Sugar
1 Tsp. “Good” Vanilla Extract

Directions, by number:

1. Cut the bread into 1” cubes.
2. Place the bread cubes into a large mixing bowl.
3. Combine the butter, sugars and spices in a mixing bowl, whisking to combine completely.
4. Pour the mixture over the bread, tossing to fully coat the bread cubes with the mixture.
5. Spread out into a 9×13 baking dish.
6. Bake at 350° for 15 minutes, or until golden brown.  Be sure to stir the bread cubes once or twice while toasting.
7. While the bread is toasting, make the custard.
8. Whisk all ingredients together until evenly combined.
9. Once the bread has toasted, remove the pan from the oven.
10. Pour the custard over the bread cubes.
11. Allow the mixture to sit for 10-15 minutes before cooking.
12. Cover the pan with aluminum foil and place into a 300° oven.
13. Bake for 20 minutes.
14. Remove foil from pan and continue to bake for an additional 20-25 minutes, or until light golden brown and the custard has set.  You can test this by inserting a paring knife into the center of the pudding. If the knife comes away clean, or with very little pudding clinging to it, the pudding is ready.
15. Allow the pudding to cool for at least 30 minutes before serving.
16. To serve:Top the pudding with toasted pecans and warm caramel sauce. Serve with either vanilla ice cream or crème anglaise.
17. Bon appetit. Enjoy!

Grand Lux Cafe
Cherry Hill // 2000 New Jersey 38 #1072 // Cherry Hill, NJ 08002 // 856-486-7232
King of Prussia // 160 North Gulf Road #2395 // King of Prussia, PA 19406 // 610-768-1620
grandluxcafe.com

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12 Days of Christmas, #12

Bubbly in a box.

12 Days of Christmas, #12.

Sugarfina Cheers 3 Piece Bento Box, $28. Say “Cheers” with this adorable sparkling gift box of Champagne-inspired candies. Includes three lucite cubes (approx 3.5oz each) of Champagne Bears, Champagne Bubbles and Baby Champagne Bears. Candies are made with vintage Dom Pérignon and are packaged in a chic aqua gift box with a shimmery gold foil sleeve that says “Cheers!” My absolute favorite candies.

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12 Days of Christmas, #11

Earrings for days.

12 Days of Christmas, #11.

Heather Hawkins Orion Thread Thru Earrings, $108. The Orion Earrings are smooth oval gemstones with 14k goldfill bar drop on 14k goldfill thread thru ear wire. These on-trend baubles are comfortable, easy to wear and take you from day to night! Handmade in California.

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12 Days of Christmas, #10

Mind your mittens.

12 Days of Christmas, #10.

Eleni’s New York Mittens Cookie Gift Set (18 hand iced sugar cookies), $49.95. Bundle up this winter with cozy mittens that are bright and yummy. This Conversation Cookie set is hand packaged in signature pink and brown gift box. Eleni’s New York is famous for its custom hand-iced Conversation Cookies. Each cookie is slightly crisp, not too sweet and intricately hand-decorated, making them the perfect dessert or party favor for every occasion. Eleni’s products are nut free and kosher too.

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#12DaysofChristmas #Cookies #Gift #ACTopPicks

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12 Days of Christmas, #9

“That is so clutch.”

12 Days of Christmas, #9.

Jeffrey Levinson Black Jaguar Clutch, $1,150. The Jeffrey Levinson Elina clutch is sleek, hand-painted with black jaguar pattern. This gem is handmade with Italian lambskin lining in black, detachable 30” silver-tone snake chain and hand-polished bright chrome hardware. A true piece of wearable art!

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#12DaysofChristmas #Accessories #Clutch #Gift

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