Bread Pudding with King’s Hawaiian Sweet Rolls

King’s Hawaiian sweet rolls are perfect for bread pudding! They have a delicious sweet and buttery consistency that adds immense flavor to the dish. Who knew something so easy could be so elegant?

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Bread Pudding


(Serves 12)


  • 16 oz. heavy cream
  • 16 oz. whole milk
  • 8 oz. coconut milk
  • 6 oz. granulated sugar
  • 6 yolks
  • 2 eggs
  • ¼ tsp. salt
  • 1 cup coconut flakes
  • 1 packages of King’s Hawaiian sweet rolls (dinner roll size), each cut into ¾ inch chunks
  • 2 oz. butter, melted
  • 8 oz. chopped toasted macadamia nuts


  • 8 oz. coconut milk
  • 6 oz. dark brown sugar


  • Heat the milks, cream and sugar and whisk into the eggs, yolks and salt. Strain.
  • Toast the bread cubes with some melted butter and into a 9” X 13” pan. 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. Sprinkle the top with toasted macadamia nuts. Bake at 325° for 30 minutes or until a knife inserted in the center comes out clean.
  • For caramel: Place the coconut milk and brown sugar in a small sauce pan and heat over medium heat until mixture simmers. Whisk constantly until sauce thickens slightly, about 5 minutes. Drizzle over bread pudding before serving.

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