bridal luncheon: bebe bites

19 Jan

Post-college means one thing in the life of a southern girl: weddings. And I don’t just mean weddings in the sense of day-of-attendance… I mean full-out months of preparation, engagement parties, bridal showers, bridal luncheons, and matching dresses. But I don’t mind. In fact I LOVE every last second of scouring wedding magazines and talk of flowers and twinkle lights. Bring it on.

Last summer one of my sweet friends married in the quaint town of Winnsboro, South Carolina. Her bridal luncheon boasted of porcelain teacups collected over many years, polished silver goblets, and family recipes coveted by all in attendance. Here in the South, one should expect prying minds to inquire about the recipe behind these concoctions. So naturally, I am going to fill you in on all the details of these miniature delights: Bebe Bites. (Nevermind the uncontrollable urge to insert multiple bites at once. Oh, and it will happen.)


2 (8oz.) packages of cream cheese, softened
2 cups of sugar (divided)
2 egg yolks
2 loaves of Sunbeam King white bread
2 1/2-3 sticks margarine, melted
4 tsp. cinnamon

Remove crust from each slice of bread. Mix the cream cheese, 1 cup of sugar, and egg
yolks. Spread about 2 teaspoons of the cream cheese mixture on each slice of bread. Roll each slice jelly-roll style.

In a separate shallow dish, pour the melted margarine.

In another shallow dish, mix together the other 1 cup of sugar and cinnamon. Dip each
rolled bread into the margarine quickly. Squeeze off any excess butter or they will
become soggy. Roll into the cinnamon/sugar mixture.

Place each piece in a baking pan lined with wax paper. Place them side by side
putting wax paper between the layers. After you have finished all the bread, cover with
aluminum foil and freeze overnight.

The next day, remove from the freezer. Cut each roll into thirds. They may now be
baked or put into ziploc bags and stored in the freezer until ready to use.

To bake, place them on a cookie sheet and bake at 400 degrees for about 10-15
minutes. Serve immediately… or eat each and every one – your choice.

Your best friends only get hitched once, right?


One Response to “bridal luncheon: bebe bites”

  1. Ruthie 01.25.11 at 10:19 am #

    My mouth is watering…I think we should have a “friend brunch” and make these babies again…along with other scrumptious little yum yums!

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