~Most of the women I know have some type of list for recipes they’ve seen and want to try. My computer has a “Recipe” folder into which is saved all of the recipes found online that I want to try. Blackberry Roll has been staring at me for months now! Hubs brought home a basket of blackberries. Yipee, time to try the recipe. It has an outer crust with blackberry filling rolled inside. Blackberries, flour, sugar, butter, and nutmeg, how yummy does that sound? Well, it was HORRID! Hubs and I both agreed that it was NASTY!
Now a lot of ingredients went into that disaster and I wasn’t ready to dump it! The blackberries stared up at me begging to be saved! 😎 Put on my thinking cap and decided I would make a bread-pudding-type of recipe with the mess. When it was totally cool, I broke it into two parts: top and bottom and layered the parts into a two quart baking dish:
- Pam or grease the baking dish.
- The top was cut into about 1 inch square pieces and placed on the bottom of the dish.
- Add about a cup of blueberries for the next layer
- The bottom layer, which had the blackberries on it was cut into inch chunks and turned upside down so the blackberries were facing down.
- Make the custard and pour over the top. See custard recipe below.
- Sprinkle with sugar and finely chopped walnuts.
- Bake covered at 375 degrees F for 50 -55 minutes. I took the cover off the last 5 minutes. If you don’t have a cover, aluminum foil will work.
I’ll assume that you don’t have a wreck of a blackberry roll to work with. So you can just use stale bread broken into bits. Make sure to add blueberries and/or blackberries.
Custard: Any basic bread pudding custard will work
- 3 eggs, beaten
- 1 1/2 cups white sugar
- 2 tablespoons light brown sugar
- 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 3 cups whole milk
Serve hot with ice cream, whipping cream, or Half and Half. It is good all by itself! It needs to be refrigerated. Hubs pronounced, “Brilliant save!” Hurray, I just repurposed the Blackberry Roll into something truly delicious! If you have had a “Brilliant Save” we’d love to hear about it!