What’s better than video games? Food! Now imagine combining both loves. Instead of gaming with a slice of pizza, why not make food actually inspired by your favorite video game.
Independence Day is all about celebrating the adoption of the Declaration of Independence on July 4th, 1776, by the Continental Congress declaring that the thirteen American colonies regarded themselves as a new nation, the United States of America, and no longer part of the British Empire.
In honor of this day, make this Assassin’s Creed III inspired Mixed Berry Bread Pudding and Lemon Rosemary Iced Tea, which will bring out your inner patriotic spirit.
Inspired by the rustic lifestyle of Creed, many of the inhabitants cooked with basic: bread, fruits and teas. This will be the bases of our dessert but updated with a modern twist…no hand-churning needed!
Berry Bread Pudding with Lemon Sauce
- 1 French Bread baguette, cut into small cubes
- 4 Eggs, lightly beaten
- 2 cups of Half-and-Half
- 3 cups of Heavy Whipping Cream
- 1 cup of White Sugar
- 4 tablespoons of Pure Vanilla Extract
- 2 1/2 tablespoons of Lemon Zest
- 3 cups of Blueberries
- 3 cups of Strawberries
- Spray a 9×13 glass baking dish with cooking spray or coat dish with butter.
- In a large bowl, mix together the eggs, heavy whipping cream, half-n-half, sugar, vanilla and lemon zest until the sugar has completely dissolved.
- Gently mix in the bread.
- Place half of each of the berries in the bottom of the dish.
- Spoon half of the bread mixture over the berries.
- Now make it like a lasagna by spread the remaining berries over the bread and top with the rest of the bread and pour any liquid that is left, evenly over the dish.
- Gently press the bread down to soak up the juices.
- Place in the refrigerator for at least 30 minutes, so the bread can absorb the liquid.
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
- Sprinkle the top of the bread pudding with sugar and place in the oven.
- Bake for 45 minutes, until the top is golden brown and the middle is firm.
- 3 tablespoons of Butter
- 1 cup of White Sugar
- 1/4 of cup Water
- 1 cup of Lemon Juice
- 1 tablespoon of Pure Vanilla Extract
- 1 Large Egg, lightly beaten
- In a saucepan, combine the butter, sugar, water, lemon juice, vanilla and beaten egg.
- Cook over medium heat, mixing constantly (if you don’t mix constantly you will end up making egg drop soup), until mixture comes to a boil.
- Remove from heat and refrigerate for ten minutes.
- Pour over the warm bread pudding.
Lemon and Rosemary Iced Tea
- 2 cups of lemon juice.
- 4 lemon peels, cut into sections.
- Pour 1 1/2 cups of water to a small saucepan.
- Add in 1 1/2 cups of sugar into the same saucepan.
- Add sugar and lemon juice to the saucepan.
- Stir and bring to a boil.
This is your simple syrup.
- Add in your lemon peel and rosemary sprigs and continue to boil for a few minutes, until the sugar dissolves and the liquid is clear.
- Place syrup into the refrigerator to cool.
- Use 5-6 bags of Lipton Iced Tea.
- Place the tea bags in a large pitcher and pour 6 cups of boiling water over the bag.
- Let it steep for 10 minutes.
- Strain the lemon and rosemary infused simple syrup (sugar and water) and combine it with the Lipton Iced Tea
- Add 2-3 cups of cold water to the container and stir thoroughly.
- Add ice and serve.
There you have it, your Assassin’s Creed Mixed Berry Bread Pudding and Lemon Rosemary Iced Tea.
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