Irresistible Coffee Toffee Bread Pudding Recipe

Dearest readers,

I cannot express to you how excited I am to share with you a recipe that will undoubtedly redefine your love for dessert. A recipe so brilliantly crafted that it has the power to transport you to a world of pure bliss with just one bite – Coffee Toffee Bread Pudding.

As an avid lover of bread pudding, I have tasted my fair share of variations, but none can compare to this delectable creation. This recipe is a delightful combination of coffee and toffee, carefully woven into a traditional bread pudding. The result is an indulgent dessert that will leave you wanting more.

With every bite, your taste buds will experience the perfect harmony between the sweetness of sticky toffee and the boldness of coffee. One could describe it as a well-choreographed dance between flavors.

If you’re looking for an impressive dessert that’s sure to marvel any guest, this recipe is perfect for you. Succulent in every sense, it’s a dish that doesn’t require any special occasion. It’s easy to make, and if made right, can be perfected by even the most inexperienced bakers.

So come along and follow me on this gastronomical journey as we prepare this phenomenal Coffee Toffee Bread Pudding together. I promise you won’t regret it.

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

Coffee Toffee Bread Pudding
Coffee Toffee Bread Pudding

My dear readers, let me explain why you will absolutely fall in love with this coffee toffee bread pudding recipe. Firstly, the perfect combination of coffee and toffee will awaken your taste buds in the most delightful way imaginable. Secondly, this recipe includes a homey classic favorite, bread pudding, but with an irresistible toffee twist that will keep you wanting more. Lastly, the texture of this pudding is truly unbeatable- tender bread soaked in rich custard that will melt in your mouth with every bite.

Do not hesitate to give it a try! The use of fresh and high-quality ingredients such as free-range eggs, whole milk, and half-and-half cream guarantees a superb result that will impress even the most demanding palates. Not to mention, this recipe is incredibly versatile as it can be served either as a comforting breakfast or a decadent dessert.

Furthermore, you can make delightful substitutions and variations – switch the chocolate chips for raisins or swap out the cinnamon for cardamom or nutmeg for added depth of flavor.

Overall, this coffee toffee bread pudding recipe is a perfect blend of sweet and savory notes that can be enjoyed all year round. I highly recommend trying it at your next social gathering or even just as a special treat for yourself – I guarantee that you won’t regret it!

Ingredient List

 A sweet and gooey treat for your taste buds!
A sweet and gooey treat for your taste buds!

The ingredients are the backbone of any recipe. In order to achieve the perfect Coffee Toffee Bread Pudding, it is important to have all the right ingredients in the correct quantities. Here is a detailed list of everything you will need:

Bread Pudding Ingredients

  • 6 cups egg bread, cut into cubes
  • 1 cup chocolate chips
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1 cup whole milk
  • 1 cup half-and-half cream
  • 2 cups Amish friendship bread**
  • 4 cups hot cross buns
  • 2 tablespoons ground coffee
  • 2 pieces lemon peel, cut into wide strips
  • 6 eggs
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 3 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon salt

Toffee Sauce Ingredients

  • ½ cup unsalted butter
  • 1 tablespoon ground coffee
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup heavy cream
  • 3 tablespoons Amish friendship bread starter or slow cooker caramel sauce

It is important to use fresh and high-quality ingredients for this recipe to get the best taste and texture possible.

The Recipe How-To

 A perfect fusion of coffee and toffee in one dish.
A perfect fusion of coffee and toffee in one dish.

Now, let’s dive into the recipe how-to section. This coffee toffee bread pudding recipe is pretty simple to make and doesn’t require any fancy equipment.

Step 1: Prepare the Bread

First, you need to make the coffee bread. Cut 6 cups of egg bread (or any other white bread you have on hand) into small cubes and place them in a greased casserole dish.

Step 2: Make the Custard

Next, combine 2 cups half-and-half cream, 1 cup milk, and ¼ cup ground coffee in a saucepan. Bring this mixture to a boil over medium-high heat and then immediately remove it from heat. Let it sit for a few minutes so the coffee can steep into the milk.

Then, whisk together 3 tablespoons unsalted butter, 6 egg yolks, 1 cup brown sugar, 1 tablespoon vanilla extract, ½ teaspoon cinnamon, and the peel from 2 large lemons in a bowl. Slowly pour the milk mixture into this bowl while whisking continuously.

Step 3: Assemble the Pudding

Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C). Pour the custard mixture over the cubed bread and stir until all of the bread pieces are coated in custard. Sprinkle with some extra cinnamon.

Bake for 35-45 minutes or until set -when a toothpick is inserted it should come out clean.

Step 4: Make Toffee Sauce

While your pudding is baking, prepare your toffee sauce. In a saucepan, melt 1 cup unsalted butter over medium heat before adding 2 cups heavy cream and ½ teaspoon salt. After that, stir in 1 cup brown sugar, ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon, and 2 teaspoons of vanilla extract. Cook over medium heat, stirring occasionally, for 5-7 minutes or until the sauce thickens.

Step 5: Serve and Enjoy

Once your pudding is removed from the oven, let it rest for several minutes before drizzling with toffee sauce. You can slice it into pieces and serve warm – you’ll love the creamy texture of the custard, the crunchiness of the toffee bits, and the spongy texture of the bread that comes together harmoniously. This pudding is perfect as a comfort food during winter nights or any time you’re craving something sweet and soothing.

Substitutions and Variations

 Get ready for a dessert that's going to change the game.
Get ready for a dessert that’s going to change the game.

For those who love to experiment in the kitchen, there are some alternative ingredients that can be used instead of the ones listed in the recipe. Here are some suggestions:

– Instead of toffee bread, try using brioche or challah bread for a richer flavor.

– For a caffeine-free version of the coffee toffee bread pudding, use decaf ground coffee or skip it altogether and add a teaspoon of cocoa powder instead.

– To make this recipe dairy-free, use almond milk and coconut cream instead of milk and half-and-half cream. Substitute coconut oil for unsalted butter.

– For a more festive touch, add 1/2 cup of chocolate chips to the mix.

– If you don’t have any hot cross buns on hand, use regular white bread or baguette. You can also use leftover amish friendship bread as a flavorful option.

– Add a teaspoon of cardamom to your Sticky Toffee Pudding for an extra zing.

Whatever variations you choose to try, remember that experimenting in the kitchen is all about discovering new flavors and textures. Don’t be afraid to get creative and have fun with this recipe!

Serving and Pairing

 Soft, creamy, and loaded with coffee goodness.
Soft, creamy, and loaded with coffee goodness.

One of my favorite parts of this coffee toffee bread pudding recipe is how versatile it is when it comes to serving and pairing. It’s perfect for a cozy dessert alongside a hot cup of coffee or tea, but it can also double as a sweet breakfast or brunch option.

When serving this dish, I recommend warming it up slightly before adding a dollop of whipped cream or a generous drizzle of toffee sauce on top. The warmth from the bread pudding will help melt the cream or sauce just enough to create a deliciously decadent dessert.

If you’re looking to pair this coffee toffee bread pudding with a beverage, I suggest sticking with warm options like coffee, tea, or hot cocoa. These drinks perfectly complement the rich flavors of the recipe and add an extra level of warmth and comfort.

For those who enjoy a little bit of contrast in their dessert pairings, consider pairing this dish with a crisp white wine or even a light and fruity red wine. The sweetness of the bread pudding pairs surprisingly well with these wines and adds an interesting twist to your typical dessert and drink pairing.

Overall, there are countless ways to serve and pair this coffee toffee bread pudding recipe. Whether you’re indulging at bedtime or enjoying an early morning treat, this dish is sure to be a crowd-pleaser no matter how you choose to serve it.

Make-Ahead, Storing and Reheating

 Once you've tried this dessert, you'll never go back.
Once you’ve tried this dessert, you’ll never go back.

Making this Coffee Toffee Bread Pudding in advance is not only convenient but also enhances the flavors. You can make the coffee toffee and the toffee pudding separately up to three days in advance, then assemble the pudding on the day of serving.

Once baked, let it cool completely before storing it covered in the refrigerator for up to four days. You can reheat it by cutting a slice and microwaving it for 30 seconds. Alternatively, you can put it back in the oven at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for about 10 minutes until heated through.

You have an option to freeze leftovers, although I must warn you that the texture might change slightly due to ice crystals formation. To freeze, wrap individual portions tightly with cling film, then aluminum foil before storing them in the freezer for up to one month. When ready to eat, thaw overnight in the refrigerator before reheating using any of the methods mentioned above.

Make sure you don’t put too much sauce when reheating as it can make your bread pudding soggy. It’s preferable to serve sauce on the side rather than adding it into individual portions beforehand.

In conclusion, this coffee toffee bread pudding recipe is perfect for making ahead, storing, and reheating quickly for a warm and cozy dessert full of rich flavors at any time of day.

Tips for Perfect Results

 The ultimate comfort food, upgraded with coffee and toffee bits.
The ultimate comfort food, upgraded with coffee and toffee bits.

When it comes to making the perfect Coffee Toffee Bread Pudding, there are a few tips and tricks that can make a significant difference in the final results. As a professional barista, I have experimented with different variations of the recipe and discovered some useful techniques that guarantee perfect results every time.

Firstly, use high-quality ingredients. The recipe requires simple ingredients such as eggs, milk, brown sugar, bread, and toffee pieces. However, make sure to use fresh, free-range eggs of a decent size; dense bread like Amish Friendship Bread or Hot Cross Buns will work wonders in this recipe.

Secondly, don’t overdo it with the liquid. One common mistake many people make is drenching the bread in liquid, resulting in a soggy and unappealing pudding. To achieve an ideal balance of tenderness and structure, use the precise measurements of milk, half-and-half cream and double cream based on the recipe.

Thirdly, let it rest before serving. Once you have taken out your pudding from the oven before the time lapse of 45 minutes, you can give your dish another 10-15 minutes to cools. This standing time helps set up the pudding so that it can keep its shape when serving.

Lastly, add some coffee for extra depth of flavor! This recipe relies solely on toffee flavors and tones but caffeinated drinks can be added to accentuate the flavor profile such as ground coffee sprinkled on top of pudding or mixing freshly brewed coffee into your custard base.

Following these tips are crucial for getting perfect results every time. Remember to be patient while making your pudding; slow and steady will produce better growth compared to immediately devouring it while hot!


Before we conclude this recipe article, let me address some of the frequently asked questions regarding our coffee toffee bread pudding recipe. If you have any doubts or queries, then this section will answer them all. So, read on to ensure that your cooking session is a complete success.

How does Gordon Ramsay make bread pudding?

To make a scrumptious baked dessert, you will first need to prepare some softened butter and apricot jam. Then take six pains au chocolat and slice them into 1cm pieces. Add a generous sprinkle of ground cinnamon and demerara sugar to the mix, along with some golden raisins for added sweetness. In a separate bowl, mix together whole milk and double cream. Once all of your ingredients are prepped, layer them in a greased baking dish and bake in the oven until golden brown and delicious.

How to make bread pudding Jamie Oliver?

For the recipe, you’ll need a combination of dairy products – 600 ml of semi-skimmed milk, 200 ml of double cream, and 400 ml of single cream. You’ll also need a single vanilla pod, four medium free-range eggs, and 170 g of caster sugar. For the hot cross buns, you’ll need six of them – sliced in half and spread with a knob of butter, with an additional knob of butter to spread on the buns.

Why does bread pudding get watery?

When preparing bread pudding, it is crucial that you allow it to bake for the designated amount of time. Otherwise, it may remain undercooked and have a semi-liquid consistency.

How do you make Nigella bread and butter pudding?

To make a delicious bread pudding, gather 50 grams of sultanas and 3 tablespoons of either dark rum or Grand Marnier, depending on your preference. You will also need a sliced brioche loaf, 8 tablespoons of softened unsalted butter, and 12 tablespoons of either ginger preserve or marmalade (or a combination of 6 tablespoons of each).

For the custard, you will need 4 free-range egg yolks, 1 whole free-range egg, and 3 tablespoons of sugar. Combine all of these ingredients together to make a rich and creamy custard mixture.

While preparing the dish, feel free to add or omit any ingredients based on your taste preferences. Once prepared, it’s guaranteed to satisfy your sweet tooth!

Bottom Line

In conclusion, the coffee toffee bread pudding recipe is not just your average dessert. It’s a perfect indulgent treat for any occasion that will leave your taste buds craving for more. Whether you’re making it to impress your guests or simply enjoying it as a personal delight, this recipe is worth trying. So pack up your kitchen gear and follow the simple step-by-step instructions to make the perfect coffee toffee bread pudding. Don’t forget to experiment with variations and substitutions to discover new flavor combinations that work for you.

The recipe is easy, so invite your friends and family over and let them relish in the goodness of this scrumptious dessert. From Amish friendship bread to hot cross buns, nothing goes to waste with this versatile dish. And if you have any leftovers, just store them in the fridge or freezer and reheat them again later for a quick snack.

Finally, it’s important to note that while there are other desserts out there, none beats the taste of a well-made coffee toffee bread pudding. So the next time your sweet tooth calls for attention, look no further than this fantastic recipe. Trust me; once you try it, you’ll never want anything else!

Coffee Toffee Bread Pudding

Coffee Toffee Bread Pudding Recipe

I just found this on the Van Houtte coffee site and I'll be making it very soon. I love bread pudding and coffee. This should be wonderful!
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Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 40 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Calories 333.5 kcal


  • 2 cups half-and-half cream
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1/4 cup ground coffee
  • 2 pieces lemon peel (wide strips l)
  • 6 cups egg bread or 6 cups brioche bread, cubed
  • 5 eggs
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • cinnamon
  • salt
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
  • 1/2 cup butterscotch chips or 1/2 cup chocolate chips


  • Preheat oven to 350° F and lightly butter an 8' square baking pan.
  • Place cream, milk, ground coffee and lemon peel in a medium saucepan set over medium-high heat.
  • Heat just until bubbles form around edge of pan. Remove from heat and let stand 10 minutes.
  • Line a fine-holed sieve with cheesecloth or a single layer of paper towel.
  • Set over a medium-size bowl.
  • Very slowly pour cream mixture through sieve (Don’t worry if a few coffee grounds slip through, most of the grounds will sink to bottom of pan).
  • Discard grounds and peel.
  • While milk is heating place bread cubes on a baking sheet in a single layer.
  • Toast in preheated oven, stirring occasionally until lightly golden, 6 to 9 minutes.
  • Remove from oven, but leave oven on.
  • Place bread in prepared pan.
  • In a large bowl, whisk eggs with sugar, vanilla, cinnamon and salt.
  • Gradually whisk in cream mixture, then add butter. Pour over bread.
  • Sprinkle chips over top. Press bread and chips into cream mixture several times to ensure bread is well covered.
  • Cover with a lightly buttered piece of foil.
  • Set pan in a larger baking dish.
  • Fill larger dish with enough very hot water to halfway up the sides of bread pudding pan.
  • Bake until pudding sets, 40 to 45 minutes.
  • Serve warm.
  • *For a fabulous dessert, make our creamy bread pudding and jazz it up with coffee and butterscotch or chocolate chips. Cut into squares, top with a dollop of cinnamon dusted whipped cream and a curl of lemon peel.

Add Your Own Notes


Serving: 164gCalories: 333.5kcalCarbohydrates: 38.3gProtein: 7gFat: 17.1gSaturated Fat: 10.4gCholesterol: 166.5mgSodium: 104.2mgSugar: 34.1g
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