Saturday, June 5, 2010

"Okay Ya'll, This Recipe Is So Good It'll Bring Tears To Ya Eyes." (said in my best Paula Deen accent).

So yesterday was National Donut Day and as much as I trumped it up on my
Facebook page, alas, I did not indulge.

Honey, I'm makin' up for that this weekend....

I have actually found recipes using Krispy Kreme donuts --


Yes -- recipes actually incorporating Krispy Kreme donuts in the mix 
(I will admit, I've dreamed of such a thing, but never knew it 
actually existed!).

Here are just a few of the sites I found dedicated to baking with Krispy Kreme donuts:

(for the FoodNetwork link, you can uncover more recipes for KK donuts by doing a search within their website)

This weekend my first attempt is going to be Krispy Kreme Donut Bread Pudding:

* 24 Krispy Kreme glazed donuts, cut into cubes.
* One can of condensed (not evaporated) milk.
* Two 8.5-ounce cans of peaches in heavy syrup.
(there are versions of this recipe that call for cans of fruit cocktail/juice).
* Dash of salt.
* Three eggs, beaten.
* Two teaspoons of ground cinnamon. 
*Raisins, pecans - optional.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. ...
Put the donut cubes into a large bowl, then cover with the remaining ingredients. Let it sit for a few minutes, then stir until the donuts have soaked up most of the liquids. 
Pour the mixture into a 13x9x2 baking dish and spread evenly. Cook for one hour, or until the center congeals. 
With about 15 minutes left in the baking time,  make the butter rum sauce:

* Melt two sticks of butter in a saucepan.
* Slowly add the entire contents of a 1-pound bag of confectioner's sugar, stirring it into the melted butter.
* Add rum or vanilla flavor to taste, and heat as needed to get a sauce-like consistency

Remove the bread pudding from the oven and let it cool a bit. Cut into squares, and top each with the butter rum sauce.

If I'm successful with the bread pudding, this just may prove to be the "gateway drug" propelling me on to
Krispy Kreme Chocolate Donut Cake and
Krispy Kreme Donut Cheesecake....and others.

Stay tuned.   :)


I will NOT be attempting ANYTHING even closely resembling this nastiness:
(my apologies to anyone who does indeed like this)

Oh sure... looks "okay" in the photo above, but in actual execution, LOOK AT THIS:
DISGUSTING!  (Note how I chose to make these two
pictures significantly smaller -- no need to see more of this than ncessary....)

So, NO DOUNT BURGERS for this girl!
(Queasy just looking at these pics!)

I'm excited to get started on the bread pudding recipe and if turns out good, I may share it with my Bible study class Sunday morning.  

Since these recipes have been described as 
"diabetic KRYPTONITE", if you don't hear from me in a few
days, somebody check on me, okay?  

Let me know if you decide to try the bread pudding recipe or any others
from the links above.

This could get interesting!!

Enjoy your weekend, ya'll!   ;)


Krispy Kreme Chocolate Fudge Cake Unbuckled

Yield: 8 servings

Preparation: 5 minutes

Cook: 15 minutes

Refrigerate: 30 minutes

8 Krispy Kreme Chocolate Fudge Cake doughnuts featuring Hershey’s® cocoa, quartered
1 (16-ounce) package fresh or frozen strawberries, sliced and divided
4 tablespoons water
⅓ cup sugar
4½ teaspoons lemon juice
1 (8-ounce) package softened cream cheese
1 (14-ounce) can sweetened condensed milk
1 (8-ounce) container frozen nondairy whipped topping, thawed


1. In a 13 x 9 x 2 inch pan, arrange Chocolate Fudge Cake doughnut pieces in a single layer. This should fit snuggly but should not be crowded or smashed together. 

2. Reserve half (8 oz) of the sliced strawberries for garnish. 

3. In a small saucepan, combine 4 oz of the sliced strawberries, water, sugar and 2½ teaspoons lemon juice. Cook over medium heat for 10 minutes. Add remaining 4 oz of strawberries and cook for 5 minutes more, stirring frequently. Let cool.

4. Beat cream cheese in a bowl at medium speed with an electric mixer until smooth. Add condensed milk and remaining 2 teaspoons lemon juice; mix until combined and smooth. 

5. Then, fold in thawed whipped topping into the cream cheese mixture, and set aside.

6. Pour cooled strawberry mixture over doughnut pieces. Spread the cream cheese mixture over the strawberries and doughnuts. 

7. Garnish with reserved strawberries.

8. Refrigerate for at least 30 minutes before serving.

Krispy Kreme Cheesecake

Yield: 1 (9-inch) cheesecake

Preparation: 10 minutes

Bake: 50 minutes

Cool: 2 hours

Refrigerate: 2 hours

6 Krispy Kreme Chocolate Fudge Cake doughnut featuring Hershey’s® cocoa, crumbled and divided
¼ cup butter, melted
3 (8-ounce) packages cream cheese, softened
1 cup plus 2 tablespoons sugar
¼ teaspoon salt
4 egg yolks, divided
1 egg
2 tablespoons whipping cream
1 teaspoon cornstarch
¾ teaspoon vanilla extract
¼ teaspoon lemon extract


1. Preheat oven to 350°F.

2. In a work bowl, combine 2/3 of the Chocolate Fudge Cake doughnut crumbs with melted butter and press firmly into the bottom of 9-inch springform pan; set aside.

3. In a medium bowl, combine the cream cheese, sugar and salt and beat with an electric mixer at medium speed until smooth. Then, beat in the egg yolks and egg, one at a time until just combined. 

4. Add the cornstarch, vanilla and lemon extract, and whipping cream and beat until mixture is well combined and smooth.

5. Pour batter into prepared pan with doughnut crumbs crust, and sprinkle with remaining Chocolate Fudge Cake doughnut crumbles. 

6. Bake for 50 minutes. The center may be soft but will firm up when chilled. Do not overbake. 

7. Cool cheesecake on a wire rack for 2 hours, then refrigerate for at least 2 hours before serving. 


Sweet Old Vintage said...

Let us know about the bread pudding one... That one I may attempt if you have ggod luck..Hopefuly it will be as good as the picture and will be a real conversation starter.

Tamra said...

I don't know, I thought the McGriddle sounded disgusting until someone made me try one. They're delicious!!! In fact I refuse to eat them anymore at all because they're sort of addicting.

I have a feeling this Krispy Kreme version is probably pretty tasty but I'm glad we don't have one around us so that I can avoid temptation.

Jeanneoli said...

Who comes up with this stuff? Are they even living or has their heart given out on them.

Momma Rhyne said...

I didn't indulge in the donut either... and that egg sausage bacon donut looks ridiculous. Who made that up, LOL.

LindaSonia said...

Yikes, my teeth hurt just reading your post and thinking of that krispy kreme bread poudding. LOLOL Hope you love it!!

cathy said...

love the idea of "gateway drug" :)

my teeth hurt just looking at the recipes! (but, if forced, i would most certainly be a taste-tester)

Girl Meets Paris said...

I am so NOT a sweets eater, but that first recipe looks really, really, good! Maybe I'll make it next time I bring snacks to Sunday School... unless you beat me to it... just be sure and let me know so I can be sure to be there! LOL

Karena said...

The first recipe yes, yes, I have to make this for the next family get together!!

Art by Karena

Beadboard UpCountry said...

Ruth, First off HOW do you even know it was National Doughnut Day???!I am not a sweet eater but I do confess to imbibing in a simple glazed doughnut on rare occasions...This was over the top!!!The doughnut burgers are suicidal...The bread pudding LOOKS delicious. I feel I plumped up a bit just reading this HA! Maryanne xo

north pal said...

what are you trying to do? kill me? :) i could fall face first into that bread pudding and eat and not have any conscience. well, maybe some guilt. that looks so luscious. Bestest,Denie

Nancy's Notes said...

I think I'd love that bread pudding, looks scrumptious! I love donuts, should not, should not get near that recipe!

Found my way to your blog via The Little Round Table!


Andy-Brown Bee Studio said...

Sweet Mother of Baby Jesus! Yawl gone KILL a girl with that "bread" puddin! LOL It does look delicious though. As for the other pictured travesties, well...there oughta be a special Krispy Kreme jail just for doughnut abusers! ;)

Heidi said...

* I do* have * tears* rolling down* my face *right now! LOL! I have to admit donuts are my weakness. Although I did not partake on National Donut Day, nor are crispy cremes my favorite kind of donut, I am a cake donut girl (eek!). But I would totally try that donut bread pudding recipe! And possibly some of the others! Thanks for adding an inch to my waist today!

Barb said...

Hi Ruth,

You are a gal after my own heart. The bread pudding is one that I will try. YUM! Thank you- love all things sweet.

big hugs,

Maman de trois petit rois said...

I had to send you this, coming from the home of Krispy Kreme, I have actually seen one of those cheeseburgers... but have never participated in this race: The Krispy Kreme Challenge started in December 2004 as a dare between a few NC State undergraduate students. Sophomore Ben Gaddy took home bragging rights that afternoon, running the race in 34 minutes and 27 seconds. After receiving positive coverage from campus news papers and being placed as #85 on the "102 More Things You Gotta Do Before You Graduate" by Sports Illustrated. On Campus, organizers decided to publicize the Krispy Kreme Challenge and turn it into something that would not only be an event to bring together people from all over the country, but also to benefit an important cause along the way. It was no surprise, when organizers selected The NC Children's Hospital as the most deserving beneficiary of this ultimate collegiate challenge.

One hour. Four miles. Twelve doughnuts. 2400 calories. The runners run two miles to the KK, eat 12 donuts, then run back, must do it under 1 hour. I can't even imagine!!

Anonymous said...

I saw Paula Deen make this bread pudding on her show! I knew the moment I saw it, I was IN LOVE!! Your family is gonna LOVE YOU for making this one, girlie! Yumm-O! (Oh, n-n-n-no! That's Rachael Ray!) Hee hee.

Love you, Ruth!

sissie said...

Oh my! I'm gaining weight just reading this post! LOL! I love donuts and Krispy Kremes are my favorites.
I saw the episode when Paula made the bread pudding....yummy.

Let us know how it turns out.


Scrappin Cheryl said...

I have made the bread pudding and it was fantastic! I have to make this every Christmas or my boys are disappointed! It seems like it would be too sweet, but for bread pudding it is really good!

Design Love said...

That crispy cream one is a stroke in the making....The other looks delish!
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