I am not a fan of bread pudding but I even enjoyed this.
2 doz. Krispy Kreme doughnuts. (glazed) torn into little chunks, the crullers give it a more bread-like pudding, but go with your fav. Put into a largo bowl.
3 eggs well beaten.
1 can sweetened condensed milk.
Vanilla flavoring to taste (I used 1tsp.)
1/2 stick butter (melted)
Cinnamon to taste, t-2 tsp depending on how much Cinnamon you like
Mix sweetened condensed milk, vanilla, butter and cinnamon in a bowl together with beaten eggs and pour over doughnuts chunks. It will be too dry, you can make a choice at this time you can add a can of fruit cocktail, this will cut down on the sweetness, or you can start adding milk, slowly until it has the consistency of lumpy cake batter.
Add pecan about 1 cup (optional) raisins 1cup (optional). Pour into a 13x9 glass pan and cook at 350 Fahrenheit for 30 minutes.
Let it cool and then top with a Simple Sugar Glaze:
2 cups confectioner's sugar
3 to 4 Tbsp milk or water
mix together until it becomes smooth and pourable. Drizzle over the bread pudding. Make more if this isn't enough.
Buttermilk Glaze (my fav.)
1/4 cup buttermilk
1/2 cup sugar
1/4 tsp soda
1 1/2 tsp cornstarch
1/4 cup butter
1 1/2 tsp vanilla
Combine first five ingredients in a saucepan, bring to a boil, remove from heat. Cool slightly, then stir in the vanilla. Pour over the pudding.
The Theme from Star Wars was playing in the background when I started this, it made me feel powerful, the song that came on after that was Smoke on the Water by Deep Purple.