Easy like Sunday morrr-nin'

Special to AmNews | , Kysha Harris | 10/12/2012, 4:29 p.m.
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In a small bowl, combine baking soda and vinegar and add to mixture. Pour batter into the prepared sheet pan. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean. Remove from heat and cool completely. When the cake is cooled, cut into 1-inch cubes.

Place cubes onto 11-by-17-inch cookie sheet. Place in oven for 10 minutes.

For the Bread Pudding Mix, combine the half-and-half, eggs, egg yolk, salt and vanilla in a medium bowl. With an electric hand mixer in a large bowl, beat the cream cheese and sugar until smooth. Mix in the half-and-half mixture.

Place the red velvet cubes in a large baking dish or 8 individual ramekins. Add the pudding mixture to the dish. Make sure the cake cubes are completely covered. Bake for about 30 minutes or until the pudding is set. Serve with ice cream.

Other Harlem Food News: [Monica, please highlight or offset this section somehow. Thanks]

Starting this Monday, February 15, through March 15, is the first annual Harlem Restaurant and Retail Week (even though it's a month) Winter 2010, brought to us by the newly formed Harlem Park to Park merchant association. The program offers $20.10 three-course prix fixe menus and $20.10 on select retail items. $1 of all proceeds will go to UNICEF for Haiti relief efforts. Visit www.harlemrestaurantandretailweek.com for a list of all participating locations.

I will be heading to Chez Lucienne for more of their banana cream pie, Nectar for a glass of sparkling shiraz and that truffle tremor cheese, and Katrina Parris Flowers for one of her signature designs...ooh, and maybe I can get more heated yoga classes at Bikram Yoga East Harlem, too. Bravo, Harlem businesses! Make it so!

Enjoy, get eating and thanks for reading!

Questions at dinnertime? Chat with me at AskSCHOP, Monday through Friday, 6-8 p.m.

Kysha Harris is owner of SCHOP! SCHOP! is available for weekly service or for home entertaining. Questions? Comments? Requests? Feedback? E-mail kysha@iSCHOP.com.