Food Network Chef Announces Recipe Contest Winner PLUS Free E-Cookbook

Food Network’s Claire Robinson is excited to announce that starting Monday, August 27, amateur chefs and kitchen mavens can download a FREE digital cookbook featuring five new original recipes from the five ingredient chef herself!

Claire recently teamed up with Coffee-mate Natural Bliss to host a national Facebook contest and Nashville’s April McKinney and her Peachy Bliss Bread Pudding recipe (below) won!  The contest, which ran from May 23 – June 25, asked participants to create an original recipe and film a cooking demonstration for Facebook.  Contestants baked and battled for the chance to win an all-expense paid trip to New York City to meet and cook with Claire, and appear on a Better TV segment.  After dozens of entries, only 10 lucky fans were selected to have their winning recipe published in a limited edition cookbook, alongside Claire and April’s recipes.  To download the full cookbook, log on to the Coffee-mate Natural Bliss Facebook page starting August 27:

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Peachy Bliss Bread Pudding

  • 5 cups crumbled biscuits
  • 2 cups peeled and sliced peaches
  • 1/2 cup pecans, chopped
  • 1-3/4 cups Coffee-mate Natural Bliss Sweet Cream, divided
  • 2 large eggs
  • 3/4 cup packed brown sugar, divided
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp. sea salt, divided
  • 3 Tbsp. butter
  • 1/4 cup chopped white chocolate

– Preheat oven to 350° F.

– Combine biscuits, peaches and pecans in a large bowl; place in 9-inch-square baking dish.

– Whisk together 1-1/2 cups Coffee-mate Natural Bliss, eggs, 1/4 cup brown sugar, vanilla extract and 1/2 teaspoon salt in large bowl.

– Pour cream mixture over biscuit mixture; let sit for 10 minutes.

– Bake for 40 minutes or until set. Cool for 10 minutes.

-Whisk together remaining 1/2 cup brown sugar, butter and remaining 1/4 cup Natural Bliss in a small saucepan; cook over medium-low heat, stirring frequently, for 3 to 4 minutes or until smooth and creamy. Remove from heat; add white chocolate and remaining 1/2 teaspoon salt.  Whisk until chocolate melts.

– Serve sauce over warm bread pudding.