nursing house made brioche for ROSE’S heavenly CAKES: Caramelized Pineapple Pudding Cakes (page 342) made me realize that a equally delicious alternative is widely available in my location.
malasadas is a popular pastry sold in hawaii. essentially a yeast dough that is deep fried, enjoyed warm. believed of portuguese origin. malasadas are always found where and when doughnuts would take place anywhere else in the united states. i also happen to have some day old hawaiian sweet bread.
so, what did i decide on doing? replace the brioche with 75% malasadas (sugar shaken off) and 25% hawaiian sweet bread. how do you think my luck turned? i can’t start telling you how great! the first step is to dice the malasadas and hawaiian sweet bread, then oven dry at 200 oF for about 1 hour.
the second step is to soak the cubes in pudding milk sauce for 2 to 12 hours.