We have begun slicing and deep frying our doughnut bread pudding. We created the bread pudding to utilize unsold doughnuts. (Look, I hate waste and enjoy finding smart uses for everything.) Unfortunately It has taken months to integrate the bread pudding into our world. We sold them whole over the holidays. We tried slicing and selling slices at the shop. But sliced bread pudding was not overly appealing.
During one of my drives I was thinking about our bread pudding and doughnuts and fried chicken. It dawned on me that we should be slicing and frying our bread pudding, and serving it with the fried chicken. Chicken and waffles (in our world it was chicken and cornbread doughnuts) becomes chicken and doughnut bread pudding. The frying evenly browns the pudding and warms it through. The outside gains increased crispy bits. The insides remain moist and almost molten. We dust the fried slice with powdered sugar. The chicken and bread pudding work great together. Besides as a magical accompaniment to fried chicken, we have begun selling slices on there own.