The classics are classic for a reason. Enduring, yet versatile, bread pudding is an old favorite that Flavor & the Menu cites as heating up dessert menus. Marketing authenticity has become a crucial element to the success of businesses in almost every category. Bread pudding is a standard that automatically evokes an authentic, welcoming feeling with its homemade taste. Its popularity as a comfort food continues to grow, evidenced by a 5% increase in menu penetration in the last 12 months, according to Nation’s Restaurant News.
Even with its solid foundations in tradition, bread pudding serves as a wonderful starting point for chefs to create signature versions of this beloved dessert. Bread pudding is popular around the world, with many regional specialties adding a distinct flavor. In Canada it’s served with maple syrup, in Malaysia with custard sauce, and in Puerto Rico with guava rum sauce! Chefs can easily import a regional specialty or let bread pudding serve as blank canvas for their own imaginations. Popular versions in the U.S. incorporate butterscotch, caramel sauce, chocolate chips, and marshmallows – making this old favorite even more sweet and delicious.
Marzetti has a number of great recipes to get you started today. Why not try:
Savory Apple & Sausage Bread Pudding – Indulge guests at your next brunch with this savory, hearty bread pudding containing Marzetti® Champagne Vinaigrette, Italian sausage, Rome apples, dried cranberries and Gruyere cheese.
Noodle Bread Pudding – Marzetti Frozen Pasta® Egg Noodles (Precooked) give this bread pudding recipe a fanciful twist on a classic, sweetened with Marzetti® Caramel Apple Dip and spiced with cinnamon and nutmeg.
Apple Cinnamon Bread Pudding – Marzetti Frozen Pasta® Egg Noodles (Precooked) blend with applesauce, bread, pecans and cinnamon for a rich and flavorful dessert.
Easy to make, authentic and versatile – bread pudding is an easy addition to any menu.
Caramel Bread Pudding with Creamy Caramel Sauce (Shown) – Made with French baguette and a mixture of raisins, rum and Marzetti® Caramel Apple Dip, this rich and creamy bread pudding is the true meaning of comfort food.