Is there any better dessert than bread pudding? I think not.
The only bad thing about bread budding is that I didn’t discover it until I was an adult. I know, it’s tragic.
And I’ve been trying to make up for lost time ever since that first delicious bite.
Recently I bought a dozen Krispy Kreme original glazed doughnuts because I thought they were on sale. (they were not)
After a few days, there I was left with 8 stale Krispy Kremes that weren’t exactly good to eat on their own.
And I hate wasting food, so I didn’t want to just toss them out.
So, how about a bread pudding?
I’ve had a Krispy Kreme bread pudding years ago in Gulf Shores – and it was terrible. Like really bad.
So, I thought I’d try my hand at making my own Krispy Kreme bread pudding with a nice rum sauce.
Traditionally, you make bread pudding by cutting stale bread into cubed pieces that are around 2-inches in size.
For this recipe, I just used my hands to tear the Krispy Kreme doughnuts into small pieces that looked around 2-inches in size.
I wasn’t real precise with it. The eight doughnuts filled a standard glass casserole dish.
What’s unexpected? The Krispy Kremes + the rum is coffee-flavored.
My local Total Wine & More only had a few flavored rum options, so I settled on coffee rum. Cause what goes better with doughnuts than coffee?
Nothing, that’s what.
The end result of my recipe experiment?
It was the best Krispy Kreme bread pudding I’ve ever had, but that’s not saying much.
The end result was very rich and very sweet. Like incredibly sweet.
And the coffee-flavored rum was definitely a good choice.
You can find that recipe here – Caffeine Blast Rum Sauce.
But I’ve decided that Krispy Kremes just don’t make a good bread pudding.
Maybe you’ll feel differently.
Here’s my recipe for Coffee & Doughnuts Bread Pudding –
And of course, serve this with a piping hot cup of coffee cause that coffee-flavored rum sauce isn’t going to scratch that coffee itch.
Though I didn’t have any in the kitchen, I think a dollop of fresh cream or whipped cream would be an excellent addition to this bread pudding.