1 Suzie the Foodie: Happy 100th Anniversary Sun-Maid!

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Happy 100th Anniversary Sun-Maid!

Happy 100th Anniversary Sun-Maid!

Happy Early-Anniversary to Sun-Maid who will be celebrating their 100th Anniversary in December! They sent me a package of goodies to celebrate and a recipe to try with their fantastic raisin bread.

Celebrating Online


Tonight is going to be a Twitter Party with prizes to celebrate! #SunMaid100 Twitter Party from 6pm-7pm PST / 9pm-10pm EST.  Sun-Maid will be giving away 11 amazing prize packs including limited-edition Sun-Maid merchandise, $50 Visa gift cards and coupons for Sun-Maid Raisin Cinnamon Swirl Bread! Also, you can download their online 100th Anniversary Cookbook for free right now!

The Recipe

Sun-Maid Raisin Bread French Toast Bake

I chose their French Toast Bake recipe to for a weekend treat. It was supposed to be stuffed with bananas but all mine were in the freezer in big chunks. As a result, I decided to just leave them as-is for weekend French toast.

Sun-Maid Raisin Bread French Toast Bake Sun-Maid Raisin Bread French Toast Bake

I was surprised when I read that four slices of raisin bread would fit in a 9" square pan and realized they were right! I did two layers with nothing in between but if you want, add fruit like banana slices.

Blend 1 cup milk, 4 oz softened cream cheese, 3 eggs, 1/3 cup sugar, 3 tbsp flour and 2 tsp vanilla extract in a blender. Do not use a food processor like I did unless it is very big. Mine overflowed.

Sun-Maid Raisin Bread French Toast Bake Sun-Maid Raisin Bread French Toast Bake

Blend until smooth.... Um, mine would not get smooth. I had chunks of cream cheese that refused to break down.

Pour over the bread and let stand 5 minutes. You could make this ahead of time and let sit in the fridge overnight.

Sun-Maid Raisin Bread French Toast Bake Sun-Maid Raisin Bread French Toast Bake

In a preheated 350F oven bake 40 to 45 minutes (unless you let it sit overnight, then bake 50-55 minutes) until set and toasted. Let stand 10 minutes.

Oh dear, the top was still covered in cream cheese chunks...

Sun-Maid Raisin Bread French Toast Bake

It was quite eggy on the bottom with those bits of cream cheese on the top. I think I would recommend skipping the cream cheese altogether. Still, it was very tasty and made a nice weekend brunch.

The Giveaway

Happy 100th Anniversary Sun-Maid!

I decided to share the love and do a giveaway for the coupons and the apron. All you have to do is comment something like "Happy Anniversary Sun-Maid!" so I know you are not a robot, become a follower of my blog if you aren't already and please remember to include your email address.

Contest is open until Saturday December 1. Winner will be announced early next week!


calendula grower said...

Happy Anniversary Sunmaid!

suburban prep said...

What a great way to celebrate with such deliciousness. Happy Anniversary Sunmaid.
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ducky_ducky3 said...

happy 100th birthday sunmaid! cant believe its been 100 years

Debra She Who Seeks said...

Oh gwan, you know I'm not a robot. I think the cream cheese is overkill in that recipe too. French toast doesn't need cream cheese.

KJB said...

I am not a robot and I do wish SunMaid a Happy Anniversary.

The pics of the bread brought back happy memories of family breakfasts ... and evening snacks.

Sandy aka Doris the Great said...

Sunmaid -- Happy Anniversary!


Samantha Nottingham said...

Happy 100th Anniversary SunMaid.

Mmmm Baked french toast.

samantha.calgary at gmail dot com

Laura Dawn Gud said...

Happy Anniversary Sun-Maid!

Yum yum! :D

Laura Dawn Gud

Rana said...

I am most definitely not a robot. I do most certainly love Sun Maid AND their swirl bread and could really use coupons AND and apron. Wow!

Laura Gambee said...

Happy Anniversary Sunmaid...Now I want some bread pudding...

Tammy said...

Happy Anniversary Sunmaid. The french toast bake looks amazing!

Draegermansgal said...

Happy Anniversary Sun Maid!!
Love the red apron and think it would be perfect for keeping me clean whilst making the French Toast for Boxing Day morning :)


flowerchild said...

Happy Anniversary Sun-Maid

I follow you on gfc (flower_child_23)

Jessica said...

Happy Anniversary Sun-Maid!

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Sarah said...

Happy Anniversary Sun-Maid!
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spike said...

Happy Anniversary Sun-Maid - the twitter party was fun, even though I didn't win a prize :(

Tella said...

Happy Anniversary Sun-Maid !! :) Great contest, good luck everyone.