DuClaw sent me some beer to sample and compensated me for this post. All enjoyment and opinions are my own.
It’s no secret that I’m a fan of craft beer and a huge supporter of the DC area craft beer scene. We host a few beer oriented parties each year: a beer and food pairing dinner where I usually use beer as an ingredient in each course and a holiday beer tasting where we taste as many seasonal beers as I can get my hands on.
As you can guess, I was pretty excited to get my hands on DuClaw’s 31 and 62. DuClaw Brewing Company is a leading craft brewery founded in 1996, and is based in Baltimore, Maryland. I love their company motto: “craft be cherished, rules be damned.” Since 1996, they’ve grown from a small brewpub to a brewery producing just over 25,000 barrels per year. DuClaw Brewing Co. has released more than 65 brews, including Sweet Baby Jesus, a chocolate peanut butter porter that I LOVE!
I’m not a huge pumpkin beer fan in general, but I’m always searching for my new favorite beer and I really enjoyed both the 31 and 62.
31 is a pumpkin spiced lager with a lovely amount of cinnamon and nutmeg in the mix. Coming in at 5.7% alcohol, it’s a tasty beer to enjoy on a fall day.
62, on the other hand, is an intense Imperial Pumpkin Ale that clocks in at 8.2% alcohol. It’s a perfect mix of cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves, and hops. Anyone who knows me would likely guess correctly that this is a new fall favorite for me.
Since Hurricane Joaquin decided to join us this weekend, it was the perfect weekend to heat up my kitchen with a little baking. I was feeling the need for some comfort food, so when a friend mentioned bread pudding and gave me the basic recipe idea, I jumped all over it. As much as I hated not getting to drink all.the.beers, I gave up two of the amazing 62’s for “research” purposes and actually came up with two successful, but quite different, bread pudding recipes.
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Today I’m sharing recipe #1.
- 3 generous cups day-old challah bread, torn or cut into about 1″ pieces
- 2.5 cups donuts, broken or cut into 1″ pieces (I used glazed cake donuts)
- 1 (14 oz.) can sweetened condensed milk
- 4 eggs
- 1 cup DuClaw 62 Imperial Pumpkin Ale
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
- HEAT oven to 350ºF.
- Butter 13 x 9-inch baking dish.
- Combine donuts and challah in a large bowl
- Combine sweetened condensed milk, eggs, beer, and spices in a separate bowl and whisk until mixed well.
- Pour mixture over bread and mix gently until all bread is covered.
- Let stand a few minutes to let liquids absorb.
- Pour bread mixture into pan.
- Bake 45 to 50 minutes or until knife inserted in center comes out clean.
I’m also linking up with Deb and Tina for Meatless Monday.
16 thoughts on “DuClaw Beer Bread Pudding”
I am not sure we have ever had a beer related linkup before, but this sounds delicious! I had bourbon bread pudding at Keeneland, and it was good, so I could see how this would work! Great to have you join us today 🙂
I think a beer recipe link up is a must! I do love beer bread–but beer bread pudding? Yes please!
Looks like a fun, decadent option for a brunch party! Creative! Thanks for linking up with us today for Meatless Monday have a great week
I’m not a big fan of bread pudding but donuts in bread pudding sounds pretty incredible!! And I love that you added beer. Of course. 🙂
Cool recipe! I love pumpkin beer!
OOOH.. That does look good. I bet that 62 is just awesome tasty! Hope the rain stops soon!
I think I’m going to have to try this! I love bread pudding and beer bread, but hate beer. Well there are 2 stouts I like but they are so heavy I only drink half a glass. Since my husband likes beer and donuts I think I’m going to have to grab some for him as an excuse so I can make this!
Well dam@@@ that looks DELICIOUS!!!!
I must try even though I don’t like beer but you had me at challah and donuts!!! LOL!!
Wow, this looks delicious! And super easy to make too!
I’m not a beer drinker and not really fond of the taste so this recipe isn’t for me. My husband on the other hand …. now, that’s another story.
I’ve eaten bread pudding. So interesting that it’s made with ale.
I love a good beer! I prefer a wheat beer!
Oh yum. Donuts in bread pudding? That sounds amazing!
You have to admit that a little alcohol can really make flavor pop and taste a little richer. I will have to definitely try this recipe. Love this post. Nic-
Oh hello delicious dessert!! Please get in my belly! 🙂
Seriously, this looks amazing and a great dessert for fall. YUM.
I’m not a fan of beer but would totally try it as a bread pudding!