Summertime brings to mind so many cheerful, bright flavors for me, many of which are fruits. Maybe it's because we have 10 or more strawberry plants in our yard. And maybe it's because my kids & I take a daily trip out to our strawberry patch to pick the fresh ones.... Who knows?! All I know is that I love to bake with fruit.
And, if there is something you should know about me right off the bat, it's that I have an obsessive citrus addiction. It's true! Anything with lemon, limes, oranges, or grapefruit has my name written all over it. So I tend to find excuses to bake with citrus.
This Blueberry Bread Pudding with Lemon Glaze is crazy delicious! It's got that spongy bread pudding texture, with a hint of sweet from the blueberries, & a little zippy tang from the lemon glaze. All of these summertime flavors are so fresh & bright, & make your mouth happy. :)
I mean look at that dessert? Who can resist?! Are you ready to make it? Here's what you do:
Thaw, rise & bake off 12 Rhodes dinner rolls according to the package directions.
Allow the rolls to cool down to room temperature, then cut into approximately 1" cubes. (You can cover the cubes & allow them to stale a bit overnight if you like.)
Next, in a large bowl, whisk 1 cup heavy cream, 1 cup whole milk, 1/2 cup sugar, 1 tsp vanilla, 3 large eggs, & a dash of salt. Add the bread cubes to the bowl & allow them to soak & absorb that liquid for 10-15 minutes. While your bread is soaking, put a 10-oz bag of frozen blueberries, 1/4 cup sugar, & 3 Tbsp cornstarch in a bowl. Zap it in the microwave for 1 minute to slightly thaw the blueberries. Stir/fold the berries gently.
In a greased 13x9" pan, layer half of the soaked bread cubes, then top that with all of the blueberries, & lastly, dollop the remaining half of the soaked bread crumbs. Bake at 350˚F for 45-50 minutes until browned on top & the custard is set.
Meanwhile, put 1 1/2 cups powdered sugar in a bowl, zest & juice 1 large lemon & add it to the bowl. Whisk until smooth.
Pour glaze over the slightly cooled bread pudding. We like to eat this while it's still warm! Enjoy!