Candy Cap Bread Pudding

November 15, 2011

Author Notes: This recipe was inspired by a contest going on at Marx Foods. They sent a sample of candy cap mushrooms to me and all I had to do was make a recipe and submit to their contest. Very fun, and very delicious! Candy cap mushrooms smell strongly of maple syrup. I thought this recipe would be fantastic for a holiday breakfast. If you feel so inclined to try this recipe, candy cap mushromms are available at ashleychasesdinner

Serves: 8


  • 1 loaf white bread- preferably day old
  • 1/4 cup dried candy cap mushrooms
  • 3 cups cream
  • 3/4 cup whole milk
  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 5 organic eggs
  • 1/2 cup light brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground cardamom
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1/4 cup golden raisins
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
In This Recipe


  1. Take a 2 quart pan and bring cream just to a scald. Take pan off heat. Infuse Candy Cap mushrooms for 1 hour.
  2. Butter 9x13inch baking dish. Tear up the bread and place it in the dish. Whisk the eggs with the milk, cream/mushroom mixture, sugar, vanilla, butter, salt and spices in medium bowl to blend; pour over bread. Sprinkle the raisins over the mix, and mix ingredients all together.Cover, and chill overnight. ( You could also go ahead and bake in oven at this time)
  3. Place 9x13 dish in preheated 350°F oven and bake 60 minutes. Spoon pudding onto plates. Could serve with a sprinkle of chopped, toasted nuts, or with a slathering of butter and warm maple syrup.

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Reviews (5) Questions (0)

5 Reviews

lapadia November 17, 2011
Hi! I don't know candy caps or marxfoods; I love bread pudding and mushrooms and these sound special...looking them up, thanks for sharing it! :)
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ashleychasesdinner November 17, 2011
Hi lapadia! They are really delicious. I had never heard of them before and so many ideas keep popping in my head with what to do with them! If you give it a try, let me know!
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ashleychasesdinner November 16, 2011
Hello hardlikearmour, I love that you found your foraging! I think they are really delicious anyway you can find them!
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ashleychasesdinner November 16, 2011
Hello hardlikearmour. I love that you found yours foraging. I really thought they were delicious!
hardlikearmour November 15, 2011
How cool! I've only ever found a handful of candy cap mushrooms in my foraging. Maybe I'll just have to order some.