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Cuddle up with your local grocer - Southport Grocery & Cafe DIY

Tuesday, February 11, 2014 HALFSTACK MAGAZINE

Whether or not you plan on staying in or going out this Valentine's Day - Southport Grocery & Café has you covered. Lisa Santos, owner & chef of this amazing Chicago establishment, shows you a great dish (bread pudding pancakes) you can pick up in the café or make at home along with 3 great cocktails to put you in the mood!


The keys items shown in this video DIY can be picked up on location at Southport Grocery & Café - a boutique grocery store that sources local products and focuses on the ideals of modern, simple and fun. Be sure to visit them at: 3552 N. Southport - Chicago, IL.

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DIY Step-by-Step 

Bread pudding pancakes - this is a great dish to try at the Southport Grocery open air café or take home for a do it yourself kind of night.

What you will need:
Pick up a batch of Southport Grocery & Café branded bread pudding pancake mix ($8.95)
2 eggs
3 cups of milk
2 teaspoons of vegetable oil
Vanilla Anglaise
Cinnamon sugar butter

Place bread pieces in a large mixing bowl. Add 3 cups of milk and mix. Let sit for 30 minutes. In a separate bowl beat 2 eggs. Add to bread mixture along with dry ingredients and 2 teaspoons vegetable oil. Preheat a lightly greased griddle to 325. Spoon batter onto griddle and cook until edges are dry. Flip and cook for 3 more minutes.

Whole package makes 10-12 pancakes.

To make the vanilla anglaise - you can pick up a daily made version at Southport Grocery & café, but a great DIY tip is to purchase a quality vanilla ice cream and melt it down and use that to pour over your pancakes. You can also pick up the cinnamon sugar butter onsite at in the open air café at Southport Grocery, just ask an associate for details!

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