The Ultimate Bread Pudding

Related To:
RUM_TOAST_169.tif

RUM_TOAST_169.tif

Photo by: Andrew Purcell

Andrew Purcell

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.

Keep Reading

Next Up

Overnight Bread Pudding

This bread pudding works for breakfast or dessert -- make it the night before you're planning to serve it and heat it up while the coffee is brewing.

Bread Pudding, Lightened Up

Soaked in sugar, eggs and half-and-half, bread pudding is decadent to say the least. Good news – it’s possible to cozy up with a tasty version of this comfort food for less calories.

The Flavors of Ham and Cheese in a Savory Bread Pudding

Take the Chopped Dinner Challenge by cooking this savory bread pudding recipe.

Raspberry Chocolate Bread Pudding — Bake-Ahead Batches

Turn leftover bread into a rich, easy dessert studded with chocolate chips and raspberries.

The Veggie Table: Vegan Pumpkin-Banana Bread Pudding

This Valentine’s Day, I want to strike a balance between sweets and heart-healthy foods, so I’ll be making loved ones my Pumpkin Banana Bread Pudding. It’s made with fiber-filled whole-wheat bread, pumpkin and bananas, which are all heart healthy. Better still, this vegan recipe is free of saturated fat and cholesterol, which means it’s a treat for your ticker, too!

Tuna Jerky Soufflé and Sardine Bread Pudding on The Next Iron Chef – Critical Moments

Next Iron Chef judge Simon Majumdar joins us on the FN Dish each week to share his insider’s take on what went down Sunday night.

On TV

The Pioneer Woman

9:30am | 8:30c

The Kitchen

10am | 9c

The Kitchen

11am | 10c

The Kitchen

12pm | 11c

The Pioneer Woman

1:30pm | 12:30c

Cake Wars

5pm | 4c
6pm | 5c

Ridiculous Cakes

7:30pm | 6:30c

Chopped

8pm | 7c
On Tonight
On Tonight

Chopped

10pm | 9c

Chopped

10:30pm | 9:30c

Dallas Cakes

11pm | 10c

Cake Masters

11:30pm | 10:30c

Chopped

1am | 12c

Chopped

1:30am | 12:30c

Cake Masters

2:30am | 1:30c

Chopped

3am | 2c