The Ultimate Bread Pudding

by in Food Network Magazine, April 23rd, 2013

Rum French Toast a La Mode

Bread pudding and French toast are like first cousins. Traditionally one is dessert and one is breakfast, but they really are more alike than they are different: Both are made by soaking (preferably stale) bread in a milk and egg mixture and cooking it until slightly crisp on the outside and lusciously custardy on the inside.

In the April issue of Food Network Magazine, you’ll find five delicious French toast recipes, each made with a different type of bread and a different flavor profile. Some of them, like the Rum French Toast a la Mode (pictured above), can easily double as dessert without a change. My personal favorite, the Baked Croissant French Toast, can be tweaked just a bit to skew it further toward the dessert realm (although it’s pretty decadent as it is!). Simply swap out the plain croissants for chocolate croissants and double the sugar in the custard. You’ll have an over-the-top dessert bread pudding. I like to top it with a little sweetened whipped cream, the marmalade sauce from the recipe and a little extra chocolate sauce for good measure.

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  1. Mitch Norkus says:

    my wife and I travel all over the country and always try bread pudding in restaurants, we had thought that we finally found the best in New Orleans until we visited Capitol Reef in Utah, we stayed in Torrey and ate at a new steakhouse called the Broken Spur, the steak dinners were fantastic and the bread pudding was to die for, we actually went back the next morning and got some for the trip home, so if you want the best bread pudding we recommend Torrey Utah

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