Good Grief...Paula Deen!
The cooking demo didn't quite go ever as well as I think Chef Clayton wanted! Paula turned the mike over to the crowd and answered questions and mingled out in the audience the whole night. She has us rolling with laughter telling stories of her childhood and flirting with every man she could! She listened to stories from audience members and gave out hugs, kisses and lots of photo opps. Paula is just a regular ol' Georgia gal that happened to make it in the culinary world... What you see is what you get with her... She holds nothing back. Her one liners are great... A 15 year old boy stood up and told Paula that he taught a cooking class to his homeschool group and wanted to know if she had any advice for him or his students. She said " Yeah. Go to medical school and cook on the weekends!" The crowd roared in laughter!
While Stephanie and I were traveling down to Birmingham, Steph said " You have to see this recipe I pulled out of Food and Wine..... It's a recipe for Krispy Kreme bread pudding." " You are kidding!" I screamed. " Daddy loves Krispy Kreme and he REALLY loves bread pudding... I have to copy that recipe and make it! He is going to freak..." We left the conversation at that and traveled on to Birmingham..... Well, Paula makes her way over to our area when she was out in the audience and a lady stands up and tells Paula that she has never laughed so hard as when Paula did the segment at Krispy Kreme and was eating the doughnuts hot, right off the conveyer belt! And that she loved the Krispy Kreme bread pudding recipe...... Stephanie's eyes grew as big a saucers and she ripped that folded up Food and Wine page out of her bag. "Oh. My. God. I cannot believe we were just talking about this recipe on the way down here, not KNOWING it was hers! This is WEIRD!" She whispered. " No kidding... this is freaky!" Paula comes very close to us and without thinking I scream "Miz Paula!" "Yes baby?" says Paula Deen. " My friend here just pulled this recipe out of Food and Wine and it is a recipe for YOUR Krispy Kreme bread pudding!!" Paula thought it was hilarious that her recipe was in Food and Wine and had no idea they had published it. The credit for the recipe goes to someone else in the magazine... but we all know only a Southern Girl could come up with Krispy Kreme doughnuts, heavy cream, 10 eggs and 2 cups of milk! I had to make this recipe straight away!
Krispy Kreme Bread Pudding
1 1/2 dozen glazed doughnuts, cut into sixths
In a large bowl, whisk 2 cups of the cream with the milk, egg yolks, whole eggs and condensed milk. Add the doughnut pieces and let soak until the pieces are softened, about 1 hour; stir every 15 minutes.
Stephanie and I had a great time..... We were able to fight our way to the stage after the show was over and I managed to get our books signed. I also purchased a signed Ladies Auxiliary apron! Steph and I decided that we are going to take up stalking famous chefs and food personalities..... next on our list is Alton. He lives in Atlanta, ya know.....