Doughnut Bread Pudding

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Yield: one 9x9 pan

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In the search for warm, comforting desserts not much tops bread pudding. This tasty version uses doughnuts instead of bread as the base, and adds a creamy custard with a hint of vanilla. Versatile as well as delicious, you can use your choice of Baked Doughnuts or fried doughnuts to create your own personalized treat. For a delicious homemade doughnut recipes, type "doughnuts" in the recipe search field and choose your favorite. We offer both baked and fried versions.

Doughnut Bread Pudding

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Yield: one 9x9 pan
Published: 01/01/2010

Ingredients

Doughnuts

Custard

  • 2 cups milk
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

Tips from our bakers

  • If you like a softer texture, assemble the bread pudding prior to preheating the oven, letting the doughnuts soak in the custard while the oven warms to temperature.
  • Cake-style doughnuts work best for this recipe, but yeast-raised doughnuts can be used for a slightly different texture.

Directions

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1) Preheat the oven to 375°F.

2) Arrange the doughnut pieces (or whole mini doughnuts) in a buttered 9" x 9" casserole or baking pan. If using large, whole doughnuts, break them into bite-sized pieces. The pan should be about half full of doughnuts.

3) Sprinkle raisins or fruit, if using, evenly over doughnut pieces.

4) To make the custard, whisk the eggs, milk, salt, vanilla, and sugar together until well blended.

5) Pour the custard evenly over the doughnut pieces in the pan. Gently press the pieces into the liquid, being careful not to break the doughnuts up too much.

6) Bake the pudding for 20 to 25 minutes, until the custard is set. Remove it from the oven and cool it for 10 to 15 minutes before serving. Top with whipped cream or ice cream, if desired. Cover and refrigerate any leftovers.

Reviews

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  • star rating 03/23/2009
  • Daria from Central Maine
  • This was very tasty indeed. I made it with the New England Cake donuts (half plain, half chocolate), and substituted brown sugar for the white. I doubled it, and threw in an extra egg. I think this recipe would benefit from an overnight or few-hour soak. Nonetheless it was tasty, and made a very pleasant breakfast.
  • star rating 03/16/2009
  • Amy from Raleigh
  • I'm not usually a big fan of bread pudding but using doughnuts gave the bread pudding more flavor and a beefier texture than traditional bread pieces. I might try topping the servings with a caramel sauce next time. For those complaining about the confusing lead in. The subject line in the original email refers to the Doughnut mixes available for purchase from King Arthur (as well as baking pans). The provided recipe is a way to use those doughnuts. I have always found the King Arthur site easy to navigate and the recipes wonderful. Thanks for the great site!!
  • star rating 03/14/2009
  • GEORGE JADOON from CLOVIS CA
  • FRIED RECIPE TURNED OUT OK. YOU SAID TO TYPE IN BAKED DONUTS IN RECIPE SEARCH. THAT TOOOOOOO WAS A FRIED DONUT. YOUR CREDIBILITY IS WORTHLESS!!!!!!!!
    Sorry you had trouble finding the baked donut recipe. It is found at this address http://www.kingarthurflour.com/shop/RecipeDisplay?RID=124. Mary@KAF
  • 03/13/2009
  • Marti Ligocki from Salem, Oregon
  • I think you are missing the point of the comments about "no recipe for no bake donuts." If you headline no-bake donuts, which you did, then that should be the recipe. Having a recipe buried in the archives doesn't cut it. At the least you should provide a direct link to the recipe. I'm increasingly frustrated by recipes that require special pans, like the baked donut pans, or ingredients not commonly available in Oregon where I live.
    Marti, I'm sorry that you have having difficulty navigating our site. There is a direct link in the blog that does take you directly to the recipe. Baked doughnuts call for baked doughnut pans. There is no avoiding that. As mentioned above you can always make fresh doughnut holes. Day old, store bought, doughnuts will give you a nice pudding as well. There are lots of options to explore. Experiment, have fun. Frank from KAF.
  • star rating 03/13/2009
  • B Moon from Virginia
  • Where's the recipe for the donuts?
    Type Baked Doughnuts in the recipe box and it'll pop right up. Happy Baking! Molly@KAF
  • 03/13/2009
  • Joanne from Rhode Island
  • The page you mailed said "Donuts without frying". This led me to believe that you had a recipe for baked donuts. Not true. I am so disappointed. Please be honest in your lead-ins.
    We certainly do have a baked doughnut recipe. Just type Baked Doughnuts in the recipe search box and it'll come right up. Happy Baking! Molly@KAF
  • star rating 03/13/2009
  • GEM from Rochester, NY
  • I haven't tried the recipe - but it sounds yummy! For Hattie there is a baked doughnut recipe on this site. I have used it with the King Arthur doughnut pan and it is very good. If you go to the blog on this recipe there is a link there.
  • 03/13/2009
  • Hattie Wilson from Paramus NJ
  • This is not doonuts with out baking. I would prefer a recipe to make donuts with out frying them Thank you Hattie gwsmom@aol.com
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