"The tradition of Italian cooking is that of the matriarch. This is the cooking of grandma. She didn't waste time thinking too much about the celery. She got the best celery she could and then she dealt with it."--Mario Batali
1/2 c. - flour 1 1/2 c. - milk 1 T - sugar 1/2 tsp. - vanilla 1/4 tsp. - salt 6 - eggs 10 - 1 inch slices of french bread, cut into 1 inch cubes 3 oz - cream cheese, cut into 1/2 inch cubes 1 c. - blueberries 1/2 c. - nuts (optional) powdered sugar
Grease a 9x13 inch pan. Beat flour, milk, sugar, vanilla, salt and eggs until smooth. Coat bread cubes in mixture. Pour into the prepared pan. Top with cream cheese, blueberries and nuts. Refrigerate up to 24 hours. Bake at 400º, uncovered, for 20-25 minutes. Sprinkle with powdered sugar and serve with syrup.
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