Slow Cooker Cinnamon Roll Bread Pudding = The Perfect Easter Dessert
Easter is pretty early this year, so don’t let it creep up on you before you’ve had time to give it much thought. Any big holiday can be stressful, so rather than adding to your panic by trying to organize a complicated family dinner (complete with a fancy dessert), make things easy on yourself with this simple slow cooker recipe: cinnamon roll bread pudding. It takes just minutes to prepare and cooks in the slow cooker in just three hours. The benefit to using the slow cooker for your bread pudding is that you don’t have to be as precise about the timing. So even if you get carried away chatting with family over Easter dinner, your dessert will be hot and ready whenever you are!
— 100 grams (approximately 1/2 cup) slightly softened unsalted butter, plus a little more for greasing
— 110 grams (approximately 1/2 cup) caster sugar
— 1 Tablespoon ground cinnamon
— 8 brioche rolls, or 1 medium brioche loaf (around 280 grams or 10 ounces)
— 2 eggs
— 3/4 cup milk
For the glaze:
— 1/2 cup powdered sugar
— 2 Tablespoons milk
1. In a bowl, cream together the butter, caster sugar and cinnamon until well mixed and fluffy.
2. Cut each brioche roll in half (or slice the loaf), and spread each piece with the cinnamon butter. Layer the brioche in a lightly greased slow cooker dish.
3. Lightly beat the eggs with the milk and pour over the brioche. Use the back of a spoon or fork to firmly press the brioche into the egg mixture.
4. Sprinkle a little more caster sugar on top if desired, then cook on low for for three to three-and-a-half hours.
5. Whisk the powdered sugar with a couple of Tablespoons of milk to form the glaze. Drizzle half of the glaze over the cinnamon roll bread pudding just before serving. Serve the remaining glaze on the table in case anyone wants extra.
In a bowl, cream together the butter, caster sugar and cinnamon until well mixed and fluffy. Cut each brioche roll in half (or slice the loaf), and spread each piece with the cinnamon butter. If you can’t find brioche, any other soft white bread will work too.
Layer the brioche in a lightly greased slow cooker dish. You don’t need to be at all neat about this — tear the bread if you need to fill in any gaps. If you have any cinnamon butter left over, just dollop it on top.
Lightly beat the eggs with the milk and pour the mixture over the brioche. Use the back of a spoon or fork to firmly press the brioche into the egg mixture. This helps to make sure the bread is entirely soaked in the egg mixture and also makes sure the pudding doesn’t contain any large air gaps.
Sprinkle a little more caster sugar on top if desired, then cook on low for three to three-and-a-half hours.
Whisk the powdered sugar with a couple of Tablespoons of milk to form the glaze. Drizzle half of the glaze over the cinnamon roll bread pudding just before serving. Serve the remaining glaze on the table in case anyone wants extra.
This bread pudding really does taste just like cinnamon rolls!
The edges are nice and crispy, the middle is soft and doughy and the glaze on top finishes everything off perfectly — a real crowd-pleaser!
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Pocket doors are so delightful in and of themselves. They appear when you need them, get tucked away when you don't, and make it easy to define rooms while keeping an open floor plan. Add to the pocket door a joyful patterned wallpaper surprise, and you will be sent right into fits of visual jubilation! Or something ;) Today we're sharing two simple and impactful pocket door makeovers that zhuzh up your space in a jiffy.
Anjelika Temple here, co-founder of Brit + Co and proud owner of several pocket doors! When I moved into my first real grown-up house a couple years ago, I knew I wanted to incorporate wallpaper so reached out to our friends at Chasing Paper to see how we might collaborate. It felt like a total lightbulb moment when I realized I could create a surprise pop of pattern on a couple sets of pocket doors.
Not only is it a whimsical way to bring color into a space, but the doors double as picture-perfect backdrops for all your SFH (selfies from home, obvs).
A few pro tips about install:
- Removable wallpaper is miraculously forgiving! You can take it on and off multiple times without it losing integrity (or mucking up your surface).
- I ordered this adhesive wallpaper installation kit with a squeegee and xacto knife and it worked super well. I also recommend a sharp pair of scissors for cutting longer lines.
- This is a two-person job! Get a friend, put on a playlist, and get ready to bond.
- Wild, organic patterns like Tally are great because it's challenging to spot any imperfections in pattern alignment; keep pattern choice in mind if you've got a lot of corners to match up. More geometric patterns and larger shapes leave less room for error (but are awesome in their own right!).
BATHROOM POCKET DOORS
In our primary bathroom, we chose the wallpaper pattern Tally, designed by Kelly Ventura, in White and Navy. In our space, the navy reads as a soft black, which is perfect for the space. It's easy to combine an ever-rotating collection of linens with the Tally pattern.
I love how the white trim becomes the perfect frame around this pocket door piece of art.
My favorite moment in this space is the fact that you actually get a third pop of pattern thanks to our serendipitously placed mirror!
And yes, this one works pretty darn well as a backdrop too ;)
LIVING ROOM DOUBLE DOORS
This set of doors is definitely a focal point of our home. It separates our living room from our primary bedroom which opens onto our backyard. The doors are pretty much always open, but when they're closed we wanted to evoke a fun, nature-inspired vibe. With that in mind, we selected the Lines and Moons pattern by Thimblepress in Green and Brown.
Earth mama vibes up in here! I love how the shapes and colors echo the ferns you see through the windows and the acorn wood details throughout the house.
Love this pattern moment, and xacto-ing out the door handle is def on the oddly satisfying DIY list.
For a pattern lover like me, I love that now I have this instant photo backdrop!
Thanks to Chasing Paper for providing these rolls of pure pattern amazingness. Head to chasingpaper.com to find our own favorites and start adding patterns to your home!
(Wallpaper wingwoman: Kayla Haykin; Photography: Kurt Andre)