I often wonder how I portray myself on this old blog of mind. People tell me they like my writing style and I sit and try to figure out what that means. Simply, I just try to be myself. No, there are some stories you are never going to get. Mainly because without a martini or two, they simply aren't as interesting. Get me tipsy and I'll tell you anything. I am not a mom blogger, diet, health, family friendly, or any sort of specialized blogger that would work to get me in a nitch with people. Sometimes I wonder if I should pick a corner of this great big blogging world and try to narrow my cooking focus. I doubt ghetto fat kid meals will take off for the better, though, I'm sure with a title like that its guaranteed some hits. Don't doubt that I will add sliced American singles to just about anything to kick it up a notch.
If you were to meet me in public and it wasn't on my native stomping ground (like in my comic shop), I would probably be quiet and reserved. But on the second date, expect to start to get to know the real me. The inappropriate, sassy, hard luck broke girl that I am. Or you could spare yourself the second date and just watch Kat Dennings' character on Two Broke Girls and you will have pretty much got me down. Though I don't have her awesome pouty lips, I crack just as many tacky unprofessional jokes every chance I get.
So what's this have to do with the bread pudding? In an episode of Broke Girls, the main character was in a cupcake baking class where they had to make things pretty. Pretty just wasn't her thing and she politely told the instructor what to do with her pretty frosting letters. Sure enough, this bread pudding proves it isn't always my thing either. But if you want a dose of diabetes on the quick, this bread pudding is damn delicious.
Butterscotch Krimpet Bread Pudding
from Food Network Magazine Dec 2011
- 24 Tastykake Butterscotch Krimpets (12 packs)
- 8 slices white bread, cut into ½-inch cubes
- 10 extra-large eggs, plus 5 egg yolks
- 1 cup granulated sugar
- 1 quart heavy cream
- ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
For the icing:
- 1 ½ cups packed light brown sugar
- 1 stick unsalted butter
- ¼ cup scotch (optional)
- ½ cup heavy cream
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 2 cups confectioners' sugar
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.
I guess I kind of forgot to explain what a butterscotch krimpet is huh? Tastykake is a local snack company that makes things I grew up finding in my lunch box, from peanut butter covered kandy kakes to these little butterscotch krimpets. Think Ho-ho's and Devil Dogs, just local and awesome.
Sally @ Spontaneous Hausfrau says
Holy moly! This is some serious bread pudding. I can feel my teeth ache just from the pictures, yet I'm wondering how I can get away with this for breakfast. . . .
Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar says
Neat! I haven't ever heard of a krimpet! Can't wait to check this out!
I don't know what is Krimpet but this is how I want my bread pudding to look like 🙂
Katrina @ In Katrina's Kitchen says
Oh Kita you are the best! I hope we can meet up some day. And eat fat kid food 🙂
The Mom Chef ~ Taking on Magazines One Recipe at a Time says
"The inappropriate, sassy, hard luck broke girl that I am." Are you sure that you're not me? Although, Dudette's pretty well taken over the inappropriate and sassy part pretty darn well.
I have no idea what Tastykake Butterscotch Krimpets are but they look amazing in a bread pudding. I'll bet it would go really, really well with coffee. 🙂
Wow this bread pudding looks incredible and I just adore your pictures! I would devour this entire thing if it was sitting in my kitchen right now! 🙂
Ha I feel like I am terrible when it comes to making things pretty - especially when it comes to frosting cakes. It's just not my thing (which is why I rarely makes full-sized cakes).
Emily @ Life on Food says
I had a friend in college who was obsessed with Tastykakes. I had never heard of them till then being in PA. Now the few times I spot them I always grab a packages. These little treats look fantastic.
Haha "tacky unprofessional jokes" are the best kind! Bread pudding looks like DELICIOUS on the quick. Gorgeously gooey. What are tastykakes btw? And what's a sliced American single? Don't think we can get those down in Kiwi land.
Nessie, this comment had me in stitches. Tastykake is a prepackages snack company from my area. They make small 'cakes' and 'bars'. Something quick and inexpensive my parents would throw in my lunch bag - but nothing gourmet. 'American' is a type of cheese we can order at our delis; 'American singles' are individually wrapped single servings of this same cheese - though somehow they magically taste nothing alike. I love them both but you are probably better off without them as I can't tell you what's in either. 😉
Oh my yes...everything about it yes!
Colleen Bierstine says
OMG I saw this in the Food Network Magazine and I've been dying to try it! I sort of forgot about it until now...thank you for reminding me! This looks so good. Your photos are absolutely beautiful.
Jen @ Juanita's Cocina says
I think this sounds SOOOOO amazing. Makes me feel all warm and happy inside.
I think my family would eat a bread pudding made with Twinkies (ugh), and I know Butterscotch Krimpets have to be a whole lot better! And thanks for being YOU, Kita...I love that you are a little quirky and a whole lot real 🙂
Erin @ Dinners, Dishes, and Desserts says
Who needs a niche? At least that is what I tell myself. I am a mom, but I am not a "mom blogger" At least I didn't think I was before right now.....
I am not a fan of bread pudding, but I am pretty sure this would be insanely delicious!
Jackie | Sweet and Salty SF says
I love bread pudding and noticed your creole bread pudding with WHISKEY at the end of your already delicious post. Unfortunately, they don't sell Tastykake near where I live (or am I missing something??), but it sure looks sweet!
I feel like I connect with you on many levels - quiet, 20-something blogger without a niche and a fear of pregnancy. But you definitely don't need a niche, when your passion for food shines through in your photography and recipes! I hope to be at your skill level in food prep and photography one day!
Tastykake is a regional snack, so if you aren't near the PA area I don't believe stores carry them. Which is a tragedy. However, that whiskey bread pudding was pretty killer. I liked it better than this one (this one was a lot sweeter).
I kinda....no, love the idea of making bread pudding with those sinful cakes! Hugs, Terra
I used to devour butterscotch krimpets as a kid - My mom would buy them because they were my fav Little Debbie's. You are an evil genius using them in a bread pudding - but a good evil genius. I can only imagine the texture and how good it tastes!
BTW - loved Kat Dennings in Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist. Need to see her in Two Broke Girls.
Baker Street says
I'm not a big fan of butterscotch but bread pudding is always a big big hit in house. I'll give this a shot the next time round.
Kiri W. says
Wow! I've never had krimpets, but I love me a good bread pudding, and this one looks fantastic 🙂
Elyse @The Cultural Dish says
Omg I love butterscotch! This sounds so delicious!!!!
Jenny @ Savour the Senses says
Ah I just had bread pudding this week for the first time... I never really understood what it was honestly... now I want more. Including this one!
Magic of Spice says
You are too funny...love your self description 🙂 These look terribly tempting and although I have not had it in years, I adore butterscotch!