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Tips & Tricks to Making the Best Bread Pudding

Want to bring something different to this year’s holiday party?

How about whipping up a batch of southern bread pudding?!

 

An old Creole favorite, bread pudding is a staple in restaurants in and around New Orleans. They might all add their own spin to it – white chocolate bread pudding, bourbon vs. rum sauce, etc. – but at the end of the day, it’s the dessert Cajuns have come to love and appreciate for centuries.

 

Ready to whip up your own batch? Here are 5 chef secrets to making the best bread pudding, straight from the experts here at Razzoo’s Cajun Café in Texas:

 

1.   Stale Bread is Best

In order to achieve that perfect, sponge-like consistency in your Cajun bread pudding, be sure to use stale bread vs. fresh bread. Fresh bread is just too soft to soak up all the goodness of the custard.

 

2.   Avoid Whole Grain Breads

Bread pudding turns out best when you use straight up, plain French bread. Don’t have French bread? Then use some other variety of white bread or brioche. Whole grain breads just don’t taste as good, so avoid those “healthy breads” at all cost.

 

3.   Butter the Pan

Want those edges all nice and crisp? Don’t skimp on greasing the pan! Use real butter and smother the pan in it before baking. Not only will everything turn out perfectly golden brown, but you’ll have less trouble with the bread sticking to the pan.

 

4.   The Crustier the Better

When starting your Cajun bread pudding, don’t bother with removing the crusts. The crustier the better we say! That crust adds varying textures to the bread pudding and crisps up nicely when on top.

 

5.   Don’t Skimp on the Sauce

Whether you’re using a bourbon or rum based sauce recipe, be sure you don’t leave this step out! There are few things in life better than a great piece of bread pudding smothered in rum sauce.

Just want to skip the fuss and still bring the best bread pudding in town? Call Razzoo’s Cajun Café and order our famous Luziana Bread Pudding! Filled with fresh peaches, southern pecans, and drenched in a dark rum sauce, it’s the perfect dessert for any holiday occasion.

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Poll: Cajun Fried Chicken or Cajun Fried Steak?!

So here’s a tough one for our Razzoo’s regulars: do you prefer our Cajun fried chicken or our Cajun fried steak?

We’ll be the first to admit, it’s a tough decision, because there are a ton of similarities:

·      Cajun Fried Goodness: Both are Cajun fried – which just means we use our own specialty blend of spices in the batter to give traditional Chicken Fried Steak that perfect Cajun twist. Let’s just say our version is a Southern staple just kicked up a notch.

·      Sausage Gravy – Cajun Style: Both are served with amazing Andouille sausage cream gravy for sloshing your meat around in. It’s spicy and oh so good on just about anything.

·      Southern Sides Mama Would Be Proud to Serve: Both come with red-skin mashed taters and veggie de’jour – which just means whatever veggie of the day Razzoo’s is cooking up that day. Could be green beans, corn, okra, or the like.

·      The Price is Right: Both of these amazing Cajun dishes can be had for just under $12! And with the amount of food piled high on that plate…it’s a steal of a deal!

With so many similarities, chicken vs. steak really just comes down to a matter of preference.

So the folks here at Razzoo’s Cajun Café – the best Cajun food restaurant in Texas – would love to hear for you! Are you into a little bit of chicken fried?! And if so – is it chicken or steak?

If you’ve taken the time to read to this point, surely your mouth is now watering for Cajun Fried Somethin’! Come into Razzoo’s Cajun Café this week to get Cajun Fried Steak, Cajun Fried Chicken, and all sorts of other delicious fried Cajun offerings. Shrimp, catfish, the best gator tail in Texas…you get the idea! It may not be good for your heart, but it sure as heck tastes good!

Interested in Zydeco Music? Check out these Popular Artists Today!

Zydeco music is a genre all it’s own. And while it’s very popular in Cajun country, we’ve discovered that folks here in Texas have very little reference for what zydeco music is or who the top artists are!

 

Don’t fret – Razzoo’s is here to help! Here’s a little info on zydeco music and popular artists to find on Spotify today!

 

The History of Zydeco

Zydeco music dates back to the late 1600s when French colonists sailed over to the New World to settle the land now known as Louisiana. Louisiana became a melting pot of cultures, and out of that melting pot, zydeco music was birthed. French Creoles formed the genre as a blend of blues, R&B, reggae, and soul, commonly played at house dances. For that reason, you’ll find zydeco music to be upbeat and bluesy, infused with elements of traditional songs for dancing. It’s hard to listen to zydeco without getting the urge to tap your tow or sway to the beat.

 

Top Zydeco Artists

We’ll admit, knowing where to start when finding the best zydeco music can be tricky. So in order to give you the best list possible, we’ve pulled the Top 40 List from Clarence’s Baton Rouge Cajun Radio Show. Clarence is a Cajun DJ in Baton Rouge, and since he’s right smack dab in the heart of Louisiana, we’ll trust he knows a thing or two about zydeco. Below is his list of top artists, along with their top songs:

·      Boozoo Chavis - Dog Hill, Uncle Bud, Dance All Night

·      Rockin' Sidney - Don't Mess With My Toot-Toot

·      Morris Francis - Fun in Acadiana

·      Fernest Arceneau - Zydeco Boogaloo, It's Allright, Midnight Train

·      Beau Jocque - Cornbread, Get It, Beau Jocque

·      Clifton Chenier - Tu Le Ton Son Ton, Hot Tamale Baby

·      John Delafose - Joe Pete A Deux Femme

·      Chris Ardoin and Double Clutchin'-Lake Charles Connection,Pass The Dutchy

·      Rosie Ledet - I'm Gonna Take Care Of Your Dog

·      Nathan and the Zydeco Chachas - Everything On The Hog, Steady Rock

·      Willis Prudhomme - My Woman is a Salty Dog, Why You Wanna Make Me Cry

·      Donna Angelle - Old Man's Sweetheart

·      Leo Thomas - Why You Wanna Make Me Cry

·      Queen Ida - Frisco Zydeco, Ful Il Sa

·      Nathan and the Zydeco Cha-Chas - Steady Rock

·      Buckwheat Zydeco - Boogaloo, Ma 'Tite Fille

·      Zydeco Force - On My Way, Zydeco Extravaganza, Oh Madeleine

·      Step Rideau - Standing Room Only

·      C.J. Chenier - It's Alright, The Power of Love

·      Leroy Thomas - Somebody's Lookin' For Ya

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Our favorites at Razzoo’s - the best Cajun food restaurant in Texas - are Boozoo Chavis and Buckwheat Zydeco! Download a song or two today and let us know what you think!

Cajun Sweeties: The Perfect Ending to a Meal at Razzoo's

At Razzoo’s, we know a thing or two about Cajun cuisine. Whether it’s the spicy hot jambalya, the crawdaddies, boudin stuffed chicken, or the dirty rice, you know it’s going to be good – and it’s going to have that great Louisiana Cajun flavor you have come to know and love.

While we talk a lot about our Cajun dinner and lunch options, you may not realize that we make some pretty tasty treats to finish out the meal as well! We call them Cajun Sweeties because they are the perfect sweet accompaniment to any entrée at Razzoo’s. Our desserts are all perfectly portioned and provide a happy ending to any pig out session.

So what’s on the menu?

Luziana Bread Pudding: Each day, our chef’s put together the most mouthwatering bread pudding, reminiscent of what your grandma might make. Fresh peaches, southern pecans, and freshly made bread are all drenched in a dark rum sauce. It’s perfection and one of our top sellers. In fact, here is what one yelp review said:

“… the best part of my dining experience was the dessert! We ordered the bread pudding and it was the best bread pudding I have ever had! It was moist and the sauce on the pudding made it even more delicious. If you come to Razzoo's you NEED to try their bread pudding!!”

Crescent City Mud Sundae: This is Razzoo’s take on the classic brownies a la mode, named for New Orleans, Louisiana itself. We serve up a generous, freshly baked brownie topped with vanilla ice cream and a “muddy” chocolate sauce.

Zydeco Dancer: Delicious cheesecake cooked to perfection in a graham cracker crust, then topped with whipped cream and a light strawberry sauce. It’s a sweet ending to any meal, just as sweet as a little zydeco dancing.

Join us at Razzoo’s Cajun Café this week for dinner and the best Cajun dessert in Texas! All of our desserts are just $5.29 – a steal too hard to resist!

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