Krispy Kreme Doughnut Bread Pudding

About a week ago, we received a local food magazine in the mail.  My husband asked me if I wanted to keep it, and my eyes lit up when I saw “The Food Issue” in bold black letters on the front.  “Yes!” I exclaimed.  As I started flipping through the magazine and reading some of the recipes, my mouth started to water.  I wanted to try this one, this one, that one…oh, and THAT one.  Well, this particular recipe was the one I wanted to try the most.

A few days ago, we were sitting in the living room with our daughter while she was playing.  She went for a laptop cord that was laying next to me on the end table, and I picked it up to move it out of the way…knocking over my husband’s glass of gatorade.  Hello, butterfingers.  Anyway, the glass spilled all over a toy catalog…and that local food magazine.  We got everything cleaned up, but it didn’t hit me until a day later that the food magazine was missing.  I asked my husband if he threw it away.  “Yeah, it was drenched from the gatorade.”  Ugh.  As the next 24 hours went on, I kept trying to convince myself that I could find other recipes that would be wonderful…but this one recipe and several others that I had seen were still lurking in my brain.

So, I did the unthinkable.  Walking into the kitchen and letting out a big sigh, I stood in front of the trash can.  “It can’t be THAT far down in there,” I assured myself.  Grabbing another trash bag, I opened up the trash can and started digging out the trash, putting it in the other bag in my hand.  It’s probably a good thing there wasn’t a video camera around for this to record my facial expressions, because I’m a really big baby when it comes to trash and leftover food.  About halfway down into the full trash can, there it was.  Glorious and still soaked from the gatorade.  I opened it up, threw it on the table, stuffed the other trash bag full of yuckiness into the trash can, and obsessively washed my hands.  A phone call to my mom telling her what I just did was absolutely necessary.  She laughed and said, “Wow, you really must have wanted those recipes.”  Yes, of course.  You know desperation hits when you start thumbing through trash to find some recipes.  But here it is, and worth every trash digging second of it.

Krispy Kreme Doughnut Bread Pudding Recipe:

1 1/2 dozen Krispy Kreme Original Glazed Doughnuts, cut into sixths

2 cups heavy cream

2 cups milk

10 egg yolks

2 whole eggs

1/2 cup sweetened condensed milk

Preheat oven to 300 degrees.  Line baking sheet with parchment paper and bake doughnuts until dry.  Combine wet ingredients in a mixing bowl.  Add doughnut pieces and soak for about an hour.  Grease a 9×13 inch baking pan, pour mixture into pan.  Bake for about 50 minutes until custard is cooked through, when lightly touched, it springs back. Sprinkle with cinnamon and sugar.

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