Wednesday, April 23, 2014

French Toast Bread Pudding with Bacon

This month the...

Tackles Breakfast.

Such a wonderful theme.  So many ways to go.  Naturally, I chose to make a bread pudding.

Not your typical breakfast food.  However, I was in the mood for a good bread pudding.

French Toast Bread Pudding with Bacon

My custard consists of...
  • Whole Milk
  • Heavy Cream
  • Eggs
  • Cinnamon
  • Vanilla
  • Star Anise
  • Sugar
My custard sits in the fridge for a minimum of 48 hours.  Allow the flavors to mature and concentrate.

The bacon is a natural addition.  Nothing better than a sweet - salty contrasting bite.

One final flourish before serving is to brulee the bread pudding with a kitchen torch.  Those crispy charred bit of sugar are pretty amazing.

Check back here on April 27th for the complete round-up.


  1. The sweet-salty marriage in one made in culinary heaven. I ♥ it!

  2. Love it. Not only does it look fabulous, but it sounds perfect. I love a sweet and salty combo...and for breakfast?! What a treat :)

  3. I think bread pudding is the ultimate breakfast food. I think a kitchen torch is now on my need to get list.

  4. I used my kitchen torch for the first time last night. So much fun.
    Great breakfast Laz!

  5. nice - I like the sweet and savory aspect of this - I would be tempted to put it under the broiler or as you suggest - hit it with the torch -to both heat and crispy the top so I could slather it in butter and syrup -

  6. I think breakfast bread pudding (with bacon) sounds like my cup of tea, as a bread pudding lover from way back. Fantastic!

  7. I know I already told you but the brûlée part is my favorite. Great little char taste to offset the sweet.

  8. Sweet and savory is the way to go. Just loved this dish.


Have Your Say!