Donatella's Coconut and Macadamia Nut Bread Pudding

Donatella Arpaia
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Donatella Arpaia
Best known for her recurring role as judge on Iron Chef America, Donatella Arpaia is one of the most influential women in the world of food and entertaining. She has redefined the role of the modern-day restaurateur. The Zagat guide called her "The Hostess with the Mostest" and she is seen frequently on such shows as Today, Top Chef, Rachael Ray, Good Morning America, and more.
Recipe Details


1 - 12 pack KING'S HAWAIIAN Original Hawaiian Sweet Dinner Rolls

16 ounces heavy cream

16 ounces whole milk

8 ounces Coconut Milk

6 ounces granulated sugar

6 egg yolks

2 eggs

1/4 teaspoon salt

1 cup Coconut Flakes

2 ounces butter melted

8 ounces Macadmia Nuts, toasted & chopped


8 ounces Coconut Milk

6 ounces dark brown sugar

Step 1
For Custard:
Step 2
Heat the milks, cream and sugar and whisk into the eggs, yolks and salt. Strain.
Step 3
Toast the bread cubes with some melted butter and spoon into a 9” x 13” pan.
Step 4
Pour the custard over and stir in the flaked coconut, allowing it to soak in and then pour on extra if needed. The more butter and custard the better.
Step 5
Sprinkle the top with toasted macadamia nuts. Bake at 325º for 30 minutes or until a knife inserted in the center comes out clean.
Step 6
For Caramel:
Step 7
Place the coconut milk and brown sugar in a small sauce pan and heat over medium heat until mixture simmers.
Step 8
Whisk constantly until sauce thickens slightly, about 5 minutes.
Step 9
Drizzle over bread pudding before serving.

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