Tastykake Bread Pudding

Total Time:
1 hr 25 min
Prep:
25 min
Cook:
1 hr

Yield:
18 servings
Level:
Easy

Ingredients
  • For the bread pudding:
  • 24 Tastykake Butterscotch Krimpets (12 packs)
  • 8 slices white bread, cut into 1/2-inch cubes
  • 10 extra-large eggs, plus 5 egg yolks
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 quart heavy cream
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • For the icing:
  • 1 1/2 cups packed light brown sugar
  • 1 stick unsalted butter
  • 1/4 cup scotch (optional)
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2 cups confectioners' sugar
Directions
  • Make the bread pudding: Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F. Scrape the icing off the Krimpets; reserve the icing. Cut each Krimpet into eighths and toss with the bread cubes in a large bowl.

  • Whisk the eggs, egg yolks and granulated sugar in a bowl. Bring the heavy cream to a gentle simmer in a saucepan over medium heat. Slowly whisk the warm cream into the egg mixture until combined, whisking constantly. Add the vanilla and reserved Krimpet icing and whisk until smooth.

  • Pour the egg mixture over the bread mixture and gently stir to coat. Transfer to a 9-by-13-inch baking dish; bake until a toothpick inserted into the middle comes out clean, 50 minutes to 1 hour. Transfer to a rack and let cool to room temperature.

  • Meanwhile, make the icing: Bring the brown sugar, butter and scotch to a simmer in a small saucepan over medium heat; cook, stirring, 3 minutes. Add the heavy cream and vanilla and cook, stirring, until the sugar dissolves, about 2 more minutes. Remove from the heat and let cool completely.

  • Transfer the icing mixture to a large bowl. Add the confectioners' sugar and beat with a mixer until smooth, about 1 minute. Spread on the bread pudding.

  • Photograph by Kat Teutsch


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