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Rainbow Bread Pudding

You know how it goes, the kids suddenly decide that ‘crusts’ are awful so all sandwiches must be crust-less. In the case of King’s Hawaiian Rainbow Bread the crusts just seemed too cute to throw away so I kept them, chopped them up and made the prettiest bread pudding this side of the islands.

approx. 8 cups of bread crusts, cubed
2-1/2 cups milk
1/2 cup heavy cream
4 eggs
1 Tablespoon vanilla
3/4 cup sugar
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
pinch of salt

Rainbow Bread is crazy and fun multi-colored bread found at a lot of Hawaiian bakeries. Luckily it’s also available here in Los Angeles, made fresh daily at the King’s Hawaiian bakery in Torrance.

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.

You are going to make EIGHT tiny bread puddings, so grease 8 small single serving ramekins with melted butter. Equally portion out your cubed bread crusts into the buttered ramekins. Set these aside.

In a bowl, whisk the milk, heavy cream, eggs and vanilla. Add the sugar, cinnamon and salt.

Place the ramekins on a cookie sheet, this is only to catch possible spillage and to make it easy to transport to your oven. Carefully pour the custard over the bread in each ramekin. You’ll get more in there than you think, once the bread starts soaking it up.

Bake for 25-30 minutes, let cool slightly and serve.

Sometimes I cover the top of this with whipped cream, just so that the kids can uncover the ‘surprise’ burst of color underneath!

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Rainbow Bread Pudding



8 Responses to “Rainbow Bread Pudding”

  1. Panya says:

    I wouldn’t give the kids any… “Oh nooo, you don’t LIKE crusts!” lol

  2. How fun is this??? I’ve never, ever seen this stuff!! Love it.

  3. Terra says:

    Wow, I love this, just beautiful! I have never seen the rainbow bread, but I wonder if we could make some rainbow bread at home. Such a fun kid friendly dish:-)
    Take care, Terra

  4. I used to love rainbow bread! I would spend time doing blind taste tests to see if i could taste the different flavors. So fun that you used it in bread pudding!

  5. delia says:

    I had no idea King’s made rainbow bread! I wish it was sold nationwide!

  6. Marla says:

    Such a fun & colorful bread pudding.
    We are in our final week of Get Grillin’ – Dessert is the theme and we would love if you submitted up to any 3 recipes (they don’t have to be grilled) to our link up. This one would be perfect! This week we have a Rouxbe Cooking School giveaway. http://su.pr/2YaIiV

  7. Zakkalife says:

    I’ve never seen the King’s Hawaiian rainbow bread before, only the rolls. Maybe I can find some in SF (fingers crossed).

    Your bread pudding looks delicious just like everything else you make.

  8. Victoria says:

    What a fun and colorful bread pudding! So glad you didn’t waste those crusts! I actually host a “Bread Pudding of the Month Club” on my blog. Would love it if you came on by and linked up your post for this month’s roundup :) Here is the link: http://www.mission-food.com/2011/07/bread-pudding-roundup-june-2011.html

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