Woot! Another instalment of bake and bathe October! This week was a challenge; I wanted to make something I could bring to the family thanksgiving dinner, but I didn't just want to make pie. Or mini pie. Or deconstructed pie. Or get real lazy and buy a pie.
Speaking of thanksgiving. I'd just like to take a moment and be thankful that I'm able to spend time with my family, have a nice meal, invite friends who may be far away from their own families, and really just have a lovely evening. That may or may not end up with someone's brother making someone's sister cry (insert rolling eye emoji here whilst pointing to myself). Just kidding! No I'm not.
Anyways.... I scoured! I really did! Looking for recipes that weren't the same old dessert; no more apple pies or cinnamon roll this and that, cookies aren't really the way the end a big fancy feast, and I couldn't get too complicated, because let's get real for a moment here, my blood sugar was going to be low because I had to go into this thanksgiving meal on an empty stomach if I was going to get it all in.
Then finally the words I had been waiting to read plastered across my Pinterest: SLOW COOKER! Sweet baby Jesus the words were like a hot knife through butter, just perfect! And then I read the instructions, simple! And it had PUMPKIN! Oh baby this was it! Slow cooker pumpkin bread pudding. Recently I recall taking about bread pudding, and chocolate dumplings my mom used to make, it had been a while since I ate any so I figured now was a great time to try.
And after reminding my mom 3 times I was bringing "pumpkin dessert", she still bought pies. It's okay, they swiftly went into the freezer.
Plus the beautiful thing about the slow cooker, is it's already in a to go container, just unplug that baby and off you go! And that warming function is a blessing.
If you click anywhere in this sentence it will take you to the website that I found this delicious dessert.
And like the last recipe I changed one thing. I made sure I added enough bread to fill the slow cooker as there were going to be 9 people-so the initial sauce you pour over the won't cover it completely. But it still worked out! And I'm 90% sure the pumpkin purée I bought was 16oz, not 15oz. And even dished out to 9 people, the amount of sauce is pretty significant, you could probably get away with halving that part. But overall it was super delicious and not as sugary as it maybe look as though it will be! I think the trick is to make sure you buy pumpkin PURÉE not pumpkin pie filling.
While we're on the topic of pumpkin things, the other half of bake and bathe October is to remind you it's cold out and you should have a nice warm bath! With some of our bath salts or bath bombs! And recently we added to our Etsy shop pumpkin spice bath salts and bath bombs!
And remember all of October we have a buy 3 Get 1 free sale going on (details on our Etsy shop).
Until next Sunday! Happy baking!