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Learn How to Make Ash & Ashley's Bread Pudding

Top Chef cheftestants, Ash Fulk & Ashley Merriman share their perfect bread pudding recipe.

Ash Fulk & Ashley Merriman's (Top Chef season 6) Chocolate-Peanut Butter Bread Pudding
Serves 6, Time: 45 minutes, plus baking

5 eggs
1 cup honey
1 ½ cup heavy cream
½ loaf brioche, preferably day old, cut into bite-sized cubes
1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
Butter for greasing
1 cup sweetened condensed milk
1 ½ cups creamy peanut butter


  1. Whisk eggs and honey until fluffy and pale in color.
  2. In a medium saucepan, warm 1 cup of the cream over medium heat until bubbles form. Reduce to low heat.
  3. Whisk in ¼ cup of the hot cream to the egg mixture. Whisk into the rest of the cream. Remove from the heat.
  4. In a large bowl, combine the custard and bread cubes. Stir in the chocolate chips. Let stand 30 minutes.
  5. Preheat the oven to 350°F. Butter an 8-inch square baking pan.
  6. Pour the bread mixture into pan. Fit the baking pan into a roasting pan, and pour hot water into the roasting pan to come halfway up the sides of the pudding pan. Bake 40 to 45 minutes. Let cool for at least 1 hour.
  7. Combine ½ cup cream and condensed milk in a saucepan over medium heat. When bubbling, reduce low heat, and whisk in the peanut butter. Remove from the heat.
  8. Spoon the peanut butter sauce onto plates and top with bread pudding and additional sauce.
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