Slow Cooker Bread Pudding — Including a “Capirotada” for Good Friday
We love crock pot recipes! What’s not to love about this set-it-and-forget-it method of cooking? We prep the night before, so all that’s left to do in the morning is dump the ingredients into the slow cooker, put on the lid and set the timer. When we walk in at night, the aroma of a scratch-made meal greets us at the door. Here are 12 dump and run dinners for easy weeknight cooking.
Did you know that slow cookers do more than just cook entrees? They are great for certain types of desserts, such as bread pudding. Bread pudding has been around for centuries and almost every culture has a version. Let’s face it, every culture had frugal cooks with a need to repurpose day-old bread. And pouring sweet custard over it and steaming it in the oven until it was ooey-gooey delicious just made good sense. It still does!
Traditional bread pudding is made by soaking the bread overnight in water, then squeezing out the excess water before covering with sweet custard. However, the steam heat produced by slow cooking will do the trick for you, with no additional prep. That’s why a slow cooker may be the number-one way to make effortless bread pudding. Over at The Gunnysack, Tonia is making a chocolate and caramel turtle bread pudding that looks so yum.
In Mexico a type of bread pudding called Capirotada is the traditional dish served during Lent, especially on Good Friday. At Muy Bueno, Yvette is sharing her family recipe and the history and symbolism of this rich tradition.
Does your family have a bread pudding recipe to share? Tag us on Instagram @britandco.
(Photo via The Gunnysack)
Back in January, we introduced you to a feel-good cause to inspire your New Year's resolution: a walking challenge to help raise funds for the amazing cancer fighters at The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. I took part in the challenge with the Brit + Co team and ended up walking 105+ miles in January — it was awesome.
This spring, there's a new challenge on the horizon, The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's Big Climb. The ask: On May 15, 2021, you can step up to take cancer down by committing to climb 1,311 steps, walking 3.2 miles, or doing 440 chair step-ups at home as part of the Big Climb. If you need some motivation to bring movement back into your daily routine — look no further!
As always, it's free to sign up, but climbers are encouraged to set a fundraising goal to help beat cancer. We'll be organizing another Brit + Co team to step up, and I hope you'll join us too! Keep scrolling for a peek at where I'll be completing the challenge in my Los Angeles neighborhood around the hidden Silver Lake Stairs. Happy climbing!
Never underestimate the power of an accountability buddy! I asked my in-laws, my partner, and a few friends to join me so we can keep each other motivated and accountable in completing the challenge — virtual high-fives all around! Also, my dog Fox is a great climber, too.
An aesthetically pleasing backdrop is a huge motivator for me! I'm fortunate to have all sorts of painted steps around my neighborhood to keep the challenge interesting, but you can also keep cool inside with at-home chair step-ups.
Don't forget to share your progress on social — #BigClimb!
Feel free to break the challenge up if you need to by tackling half the distance in the AM and half at sunset. Here's me 1,311 steps later and ready for a break — but, think I earned this one!