Chef Si's Coquito Bread Pudding

DrinkWire is’s showcase for the best articles, recipes and reviews from the web’s top writers and bloggers. In this post, Rashaun Hall offers a bread pudding twist.

I am not a chef but I luckily have some amazing friends like who are. Chef Simon Paul and I have been talking about collaborating on something for months now. This Boozy Food Contest was just the kick in the pans (rimshot) that we needed to get started.

A few months back, I introduced Chef Paul to Devil's Reef Cinnamon Spiced Rum to see what he might come up. The result was moist dessert that was a hit this holiday season. Bon appetit and cheers!


  • 16 slices Brioche Bread (day old), cut in 3⁄4-inch cubes
  • 1 cup milk
  • 3 cups Coquito
  • 3 eggs
  • 2 cups of sugar
  • 2 tablespoons of vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon of cinnamon
  • 1⁄2 teaspoon of nutmeg
  • 8 tablespoons of butter, melted
  • 1 cup of raisins
  • Rum Glaze
    • 2 egg yolks
    • 1 stick of butter, softened
    • 1 cup of sugar
    • 1⁄2 cup of Coquito, to taste (He used Brandon's Coquito)
    • 2 tablespoons of Cinnamon Rum (He used Devil's Reef)


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. With an electric mixer on high speed, beat eggs with sugar until thick and pale.
  3. Stir in the vanilla, cinnamon, nutmeg, butter and raisins to the egg mixture. 4.
  4. Pour egg mixture over bread and stir well.
  5. Let stand for 10-15 minutes.
  6. *It is important to allow the bread to absorb the egg mixture
  7. Transfer the mixture to a greased baking dish.
  8. Bake until a knife comes out clean, from the center (about 45 to 50 minutes)
  9. Let it slightly cool in the dish.

Rum Glaze:

  1. With an electric mixer, beat egg yolks until thick and pale.
  2. Add the butter and sugar.
  3. Slowly add the Coquito and rum
  4. Continue beating constantly with the mixer, until the glaze thickened.