Hearty and classic, this meringue-topped beauty is meant for passing around a table filled with the loved ones. This delicious recipe comes from our cookbook Growing Up Cajun. You’ll find everything in this cookbook for an authentic Cajun feast, like Mama Jen’s Cajun Cornbread and Cajun Mardi Gras staples, such as Chicken & Sausage Gumbo. From squirrel season to crawfish season, you’ll be inspired by the true flavors of Louisiana.
8large eggs, separated
2⅔cupplus ½ cup granulated sugar, divided
3(15-ounce) cans evaporated milk
½cupcup unsalted butter, melted
1tbspplus ½ teaspoon vanilla extract, divided
1tspSlap Ya Mama Original Blend Seasoning
1½(16-ounce) loaves French bread, cut into 1-inch cubes
Preheat oven to 350°. Spray a 3-quart baking dish with cooking spray.
In a large bowl, whisk egg yolks. Add 2⅔ cups sugar, whisking until thick and pale yellow. Add evaporated milk, melted butter, bourbon, 1 tablespoon vanilla, and Slap Ya Mama Original Blend Seasoning, whisking until smooth. Add bread cubes and fold until bread is coated. Place in prepared baking dosh.
Bake until knife inserted in the center comes out clean, let cool on wire rack. Reduce oven temperature to 325°.
In a large bowl, beat egg whites, almond extract, remaining ½ cup sugar, and remaining ½ teaspoon vanilla with a mixer at high speed until soft peaks form. Top bread pudding with meringue mixture.
Bake until lightly browned, 5 to 6 minutes. Serve warm or cool.
Baked with crunchy pecans and a little bit of spice, this sweet bread is a perfect treat to take to friends and neighbors--no special events required.This delicious dessert comes from our cookbook Growing Up Cajun. Whether it’s a holiday, a family gathering, or just a Saturday spent with friends eating crawfish, these dishes are made for joyful occasions spent with music, laughter, and everyone pitching in to create a delicious meal.
Preheat oven to 350°. Spray a 9x5-inch cast-iron loaf pan with baking spray with flour.
In a large bowl, whisk together granulated sugar, brown sugar, and melted butter. Gradually add eggs and egg yolk, whisking to combine. Whisk in mashed banana and sour cream.
In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, toasted pecans, Slap Ya Mama Original Blend Cajun Seasoning, baking soda, and baking powder. Gradually add flour mixture to sugar mixture, stirring until combined. Spoon batter into prepared pan.
In a small bowl, whisk egg white until frothy. Stir in pecans, turbinado sugar, and vanilla. Spoon pecan mixture over batter.
Bake for 35 minutes; cover with foil, and bake until a wooden pick inserted in the center comes out clean, about 40 minutes more. Let cool in pan for 10 minutes. Remove from pan, and let cool completely on a wire rack.
All the spices and flavors of chuck roast are combined with sandwich fixin's and fresh rolls- lunch is served. This delicious recipe is from our Growing Up Cajun Cookbook. Whether it’s a holiday, a family gathering, or just a Saturday spent with friends eating crawfish, these dishes are made for joyful occasions spent with music, laughter, and everyone pitching in to create a delicious meal.
Make small cuts about every 3 inches into roast, being careful not to pierce through to bottom; insert garlic slices into cuts. Sprinkle both sides of roast with Slap Ya Mama Original Blend Cajun Seasoning, salt, and pepper.
In a large Dutch oven, heat oil over high heat until almost smoking. Carefully add roast; cook until well browned on all sides. Remove from pan; reduce heat to medium. Add onion and carrot; cook until onion is tender, about 5 minutes. Return roast to pan; add stocks, Worcestershire, Slap Ya Mama Cajun Hot Sauce, thyme, and bay leaf. Bring to a boil; reduce heat to a low. Cover and simmer until meat is fork-tender, about 3hours. Using 2 forks, shred beef.
Using a spatula, spread mayonnaise onto bottom half of each roll. Top with lettuce and tomato. Spoon roast beef with gravy on top. Cover with top half of roll!
This tasty meal was created by Aaron Friesmeier for our Slap Ya Mama Virtual Cook-off. Over 1,000 people voted, and this cheesy goodness took home 3rd place. Try this dish, you wont regret it! Find Aaron on Instagram @endurancefiend!
Course Main Course
Cuisine American, Cajun
Keyword Slap Ya Mama Bloody Mary Infused Grilled Cheese
Pre-heat 2 stovetop pans at medium and prep each pan with a very light coating of butter
Pre-cook 4 strips of bacon
Very lightly coat the bread in the step 1 bread batter. Similar to cooking French toast sear both sides until done then add 2 slices of Swiss & American cheese, 2 slices of bacon, 2 pickles, 2 Roma tomato slices, a few dashes Of Slap Ya Mama Original Blend Cajun Seasoning. Turn sandwiching over at 1 min per side until cheese is melted and golden brown on both sides of bread.
Garnish sandwich with your Bloody Mary toppings of choice. Aaron likes to garnish with a sliced grape tomato, a green olive, a sweet petite pickle, salami, picked okra, Gouda, and a sausage link.
Presenting Slap Ya Mama’s Peel-Apart Bread by 37 Cooks. You’ll never believe what you were missing until you try this pull-apart bread complete with our special blend of Cajun gumbo dinner mix baked right in!
Thinking outside of the box is my usual mode of cooking – whenever I get a new product, I think about how I can use it in some way besides its intended purpose.
Sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn’t, but I figured I was pretty safe in thinking about the Slap Ya Mama gumbo mix as a spice mix. It’s meant for making gumbo, and it’s got flour for thickening, but it’s also got a lot of flavor. It was perfect for making a pull-apart bread, using the mix in both the dough and between the slices.
This looks impressive but it’s actually pretty easy, as bread goes.
For the dough:
1 cup lukewarm water
2 Tablespoons heavy cream
1 package (2 1/4 teaspoons) Red Star Platinum yeast
1 Tablespoon sugar
3 cups (13 1/2 ounces) bread flour
1 teaspoon salt
1 Tablespoon Slap Ya Mama Cajun Gumbo Dinner Mix
2 Tablespoons unsalted butter
For the coating:
2 Tablespoons unsalted butter, very soft or melted
1 teaspoon Slap Ya Mama Cajun Gumbo Dinner Mix
Combine all of the dough ingredients in the bowl of your stand mixer and knead until the dough is elastic. You can also mix this in a bowl, then knead by hand.
Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and set aside to rise until doubled in size, about an hour.
Meanwhile, have a 9 x 5 loaf pan standing by and heat the oven to 350°F. Combine the butter and seasoning for the coating in a small bowl.
When the dough has doubled, flour your work surface and turn out the dough. Divide it into 16 pieces. Truthfully, you don’t need exactly 16, but it’s easy. Divide the dough into 4 pieces, then divide each of those into 4. They don’t have to be identical, but they should be close to the same size.
Form each piece into a ball then flatten each to form a disk about 4 inches in diameter.
Stand or tilt the pan so it’s standing on one of the short ends. Place one of the disks into the pan lying on the short end. Brush the top of that disk with the butter mixture. Place the next disk on top of the first, and brush with butter again. Continue stacking dough disks with butter between until you reach the last disk. Don’t brush the top of that one.
Once all the disks are in the pan, stand the pan on its bottom and arrange the disks so they’re even in the pan. Brush or drizzle any remaining butter on top of the dough.
Cover the pan with plastic wrap and set aside until it rises about a bit over the top of the pan, about 40 minutes.
When the dough has risen, remove the plastic wrap and bake at 350°F until nicely browned, about 45 minutes.
Remove the loaf from the pan and let it cool completely on a rack. You can pull layers off if it, or slice it to serve.