Thursday, January 26, 2012

Donut Bread Pudding


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This bread pudding is wonderful.  I do not know where I got this recipe but I ran across it the other day while cleaning up my desk.  Cally works at a mini mart that sells Schuler's donuts and she brought home some glaze donuts the other night.  This bread pudding is perfect for stale donuts.  The pudding mixture softens up the stale donuts then once they are soggy you bake them and then the custard sauce you make to pour over your warm bread is out of the world good.  If you like custard pudding you will love this sauce!

Donut Bread Pudding

4 eggs
4 egg yolks
1/4 t salt
2 t vanilla
2 C heavy whipping cream
1/2 C milk
1/2 C sugar
1/4 C brown sugar
1 1/2 t cinnamon
1/4 t ginger
10 Schuler's Glazed donuts, cut into 1 inch pieces
Cinnamon Custard Sauce
5 egg yolks
1/2 C sugar
1 t vanilla
1/2 t cinnamon
2 C heavy whipping cream

whipping cream for garnish

To make pudding:

In a bowl whisk together the eggs, egg yolks, salt, vanilla, heavy whipping cream, milk, sugars, cinnamon and ginger until smooth.  Place the donut pieces in a large bowl.  Pour custard over the donut pieces and let stand for about an hour to allow the donuts to absorb the custard.

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Place bread pudding into a 3 qt casserole dish and bake for 30 minute.

Make the Custard Sauce :

Whisk together egg yolks, sugar, vanilla and cinnamon in a bowl until smooth.  Heat the cream in a sauce pan over medium heat just until it comes to a boil.  Remove the pan from the heat and whisk hot cream into the egg yolks 1/4 C at a time until it has become incorporated.

Return the entire mixture to the sauce pan and cook over low heat stirring constantly until the custard is thickened and coats the back of a wooden spoon.  Do not boil as the custard will curdle.  Immediately pour the custard though a fine-mesh sieve into a bowl and whisk until very smooth.  Refrigerate until ready to use.

After bread pudding comes out of the oven, cool slightly then serve warm with custard sauce and whipped cream...yummy!