Friday, September 23, 2011

Something Sweet For A Sweet Lady!

Sweet Marydon @ Blushing Rose asked me weeks ago for my bread pudding recipe. I am just now getting around to it. The hardest thing about this recipe is my secret ingredient!

Doughnuts! I have to beat the kids off of them! The first ones I bought, they gobbled down when I was at a school meeting. Yeesh! The recipe says cake doughnuts, but we prefer yeast doughnuts. I also cut the doughnuts in 8 pieces instead of breaking them up. We first had this years ago. My husband loved it. A few weeks later, Michael Chiarello featured this on his show and we have been hooked ever since! You can use any kind of doughnuts, but it's best with Krispy Kreme doughnuts.

Doughnut Bread Pudding

1 stick unsalted butter

1 cup sugar

5 large eggs, lightly beaten

2 cups heavy cream

1 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon

1 tablespoon pure vanilla extract

1/2 cup raisins

16 cake doughnuts

Rum sauce:

4 tablespoons unsalted butter

1/2 pound confectioners' sugar

Dark rum, to taste

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

In a food processor, combine butter and sugar briefly, just until it forms into a ball. Add eggs, heavy cream, cinnamon, and vanilla, and process until blended.

Lightly butter a 9 by 13-inch baking dish. Break up the doughnuts into 1-inch pieces and layer in the pan. Scatter the raisins over the top. Pour the egg mixture over the doughnuts; soak for 5 to 10 minutes. You will need to push doughnut pieces down during this time to ensure even coverage by egg mixture.

Cover with foil and bake for 35 to 40 minutes. Remove foil and bake for additional 10 minutes to brown the top. The doughnut bread pudding is done when the custard is set, but still soft.

Make the rum sauce: melt butter over medium heat in a saucepan, and take off the heat. Add confectioners' sugar to the melted butter and whisk to blend. Add rum, to taste. Pour the sauce over the bread pudding and allow to soak in.

It's good hot out of the oven, or cold the next day!

BJ @ Sweet Nothings says she puts Lemon Curd on hers! Oh Mama! I am so there! You can find my recipe for Lemon Curd here.

So there ya go! A bit of a twist on an old favorite!



Marydon said...

OMGolly! You did it!!! I am DYING to create thisthis weekend. We love & live for KKreme's. This sounds absolutely over the moon deelish!

TYSM for not forgetting me, sweet friend.

Have a beautiful weekend.

Theresa said...

seriously girl, you had me at that picture of the doughnuts! Lansings Krisy Kreme shut down, must be they had their light on too often when the kids and I were in town. Those fake mustaches come in handy when you a jonesin for a second free doughnut! The bread/doughnut pudding looks delish, just enough to make me have to pedal my bike around the trail twice ;)
Have a great weekend! t. xoxo

The Tablescaper said...

Oh my, if only they didn't contain 30 million calories! This looks fabulous.

- The Tablescaper

Jacqueline @ HOME said...

Oh my goodness husband would love you.....I don't really have a sweet tooth and tend not to make cakes and puddings but he loves them. Perhaps I'll be nice and make this for him !! I have to say that it really does sound delicious, even to a savoury person like me.
All I can say is, your family are very lucky to have you as a wife and mother !!!! XXXX

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

All that and fat free too!?!?!?!? No? Oh well... Sounds like a great treat Maggie, I'm sure everyone loves it:@)

Lori said...

Now that is my kind of bread pudding!! It sounds and looks delish Maggie.

~from my front porch in the mountains~ said...

I showed this to J and he is making a market run today after barn chores are finished!
Thanks, Mags :)
xo, misha

Anonymous said...

I am printing this one out. I LOVE bread pudding! Thanks for sharing.

Your Friend,

Yvonne @ StoneGable said...

This is sinful... but scrumptious!
Maggie I'm trying to stay away from all wonderful, rich, delicious and yummy sweet treats. This is the MOTHER OF THEM ALL!

Yvonne @ StoneGable said...

I was not done and Mr Comment thought I was!
Well, I was going to say... please join me for ON THE MENU MONDAY with this great recipe.
Let's talk soon!
xo Yvonne

Dragonfly Treasure said...


Ok now I need to clean up the drool from my keyboard...

Beth said...

Maggie, This looks and sounds totally delicious and amazing! Mmmmm! Mmmmm! I want to try this recipe for sure!
Hugs, Beth