Co-founded by Chef Marcus Samuelsson and Herb Karlitz of Karlitz & Co., Harlem EatUp! is an annual neighborhood festival made possible by support from sponsors including Citi, Aetna, Bordeaux Wine Council and Macy’s. Proceeds from Harlem EatUp! will go to City Meals on Wheels, Harlem Park to Park and Historic Harlem Parks. For ticket information and to learn more about the festival, please visit http://harlemeatup.com/
- 1 Cup soaked raisins (raisins soaked in a bowl with bourbon or whiskey)
- 1 loaf of day old bread (the older the better)
- 1 Cup sugar
- 1 stick of butter, melted
- 3 Cups milk, room temperature
- 1 Tablespoon cinnamon
- 1/2 Teaspoon nutmeg
- 1 Teaspoon vanilla extract
- Dash of salt
Set aside a non-stick 9-by-13-inch pan. Pre-heat the oven to 350 degrees F.
Place the cup of raisins in a bowl. Cover it with bourbon or whiskey.
Cube the loaf of bread into a big mixing bowl. Pour in the sugar, butter, milk, cinnamon, nutmeg, vanilla, and salt.
Drain the raisins. Add the raisins to the bread mixture. Mix together until combine. Pour into the pan.
Bake for 25 minutes or until golden brown.
Allow it to cool until warm to the touch, slice and serve.