Krispy Kreme Bread Pudding With Lemon IPA Custard ~ Nik Snacks

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Downtown Winston-Salem's Fourth Street is a place I like to call "Restaurant Row". A high concentration of restaurants and bars reside with in an 8 block stretch from Patterson Avenue all the way to Brookstown Avenue in the West End Neighborhood.

The craft beer conversation of Winston-Salem usually begins in one of those restaurants or bars. One place in particular with the best of both worlds and is the area's most lauded brewpub, Foothills Brewing. Open every day from 11:00 AM–2:00 AM except Thanksgiving and Christmas, this place is kind of magical.

Full disclosure: I'm a member of the Foothills family. I joked my way into a part-time job a few months ago and I've never been happier. My job title is host (I'm REALLY good at being nice to people and then telling them what to do, like... where to sit), but they let me do incredibly unique things like this AND this that totally fall outside of my job description but still are in my wheelhouse because, let's face it: I'm pretty awesome. Scroll to the bottom to see how awesome I can be with the recipe I promised you in the title of this blog post. I don't want to disappoint.

Krispy Kreme Bread Pudding with Lemon IPA Custard

SOooo.... Nationally recognized beer and excellent food go together, right?
How about 10 years of excellence and the opportunity to attend Beer School?

Opened in 2005, this year marks the brewery's 10th anniversary and the first three months of this year were full of celebrations called Decade Parades in all of the markets where Foothills is distributed (NC, SC, VA, Eastern TN, Washington, D.C.) all culminating on St. Patrick's Day (our birthday! insert noise maker here) at the brewpub.

If you weren't able to attend one of the celebrations, please don't fret. The party is always going on at our brewpub and I'd like to think that it begins at school.

That's right. School. Beer School. You get to spend an afternoon learning about the subtle nuances of craft beer brewing, go on a tour of the brewery to see how all of the beer magic is made and participate in graduation exercises: tasting the results of nearly 15 fresh Foothills brews. It's a win-win situation. Or is that a drink-drink situation?

Beer School is offered on the first Saturday of every month. You can enter to win:
 A private Behind-the-Scenes tour at the new Foothills Tap Room 
  ·  Dinner at Foothills Brewing (Up to $50)
  ·  "Tuition for two" to attend Foothills Brewing Beer School  

... All part of a big Beer Getaway Package with a hotel stay, beer swag and several more exclusive "beer-tunities".

Click HERE or here. Or here or here or here (I really want you to win).

If you're not into Beer School, that's cool. I'm not judging you. Maybe you'd like to visit our brand-spanking-new tap room?

Opening on April 22, 2015 with a Grand Opening celebration slated for June 22, 2015--the tap room, located at our 48,000 square foot bottling facility at 3800 Kimwell Drive, will boast 28 taps with facility tours and a whole lot more. You can enter to win to spend some alone time with all 28 taps. Right here.

I know you're wondering what kind of beer you're in store for, if you've never had Foothills before. Our year-round beers include Carolina Blonde (a cream ale, the lightest beer we carry), Strawberry Blonde (Carolina's cute sister), Torch Pilsner, People's Porter, and my personal favorite: Hoppyum IPA.

Foothills is so awesome, that there is literally a plethora of seasonals, an exclusive IPA of the Month, and a new session IPA to be released in May. We really like our IPAs around here. I know I do.

I'm SO IN LOVE with Hoppyum IPA that I combined two of Winston-Salem's finest products into ONE: Krispy Kreme Doughnuts and Hoppyum IPA to bring you Krispy Kreme Doughnut Bread Pudding With Lemon IPA Custard. The malty, tangy undertones of the IPA match perfectly with the yeasty, sweet doughnuts in a dessert made for the gods. Sorry, ambrosia. You don't stand a chance.

Krispy Kreme Bread Pudding with Lemon IPA Custard
Serves 15-20 (you're going to want to make a big pan!)

2 cups of beer (IPA, preferably)
3 dozen Original Krispy Kreme Doughnuts, cut into sixths
8 egg yolks
4 whole eggs
1 cup white sugar
1/4 cup lemon juice
Zest of 2 lemons
2 cups heavy cream
1 cup milk

In a small saucepan, bring beer to a boil and reduce to one cup. Take off heat and set aside.
In a large baking dish, layer the doughnut pieces in one single layer. Set aside.
In a large mixing bowl or stand mixer, whisk together the sugar, eggs, lemon juice, and lemon zest. Add the heavy cream, milk, beer and whisk until well combined. Pour over doughnut pieces in the baking dish. and bake for 30 minutes or until custard is set and does not jiggle when you shake the pan.


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