Chocolate Bread Pudding

Tammy Raynes

By
@Tammy_Raynes

A few years ago hubby and I were having a financial crisis and we really didn't know what we were going to do.

We normally celebrate Valentine's Day with a simple dinner out somewhere, but I knew this time there wasn't enough money for that special dinner.

I wanted to do something special just to show him that I knew we were going to make it through this crisis and that I had faith in him as a provider. I knew he loved bread pudding so I asked a friend of mine if she had a good recipe for bread pudding. This is what she gave me.

I added the chocolate and voila!


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Rating:

Serves:

6

Prep:

35 Min

Cook:

50 Min

Method:

Bake

Ingredients

1 - 2
loaves of french bread, cut into 1" cubes (about 12 cups)
3 c
heavy cream
2 c
whole milk
1 pkg
semisweet chocolate morsels (1 pound)
6 large
eggs
1 1/4 c
sugar
1 Tbsp
vanilla extract
2/3 c
chopped pecans
pinch of salt
powdered sugar for garnish

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Lightly spray a shallow 4-quart casserole dish with cooking spray and set aside. Put the bread cubes in a large bowl.
2
In a large saucepan, bring cream and milk just to a boil over medium heat. Reduce heat and gradually add chocolate, stirring until melted and mixture is smooth. Pour mixture over bread and stir gently to combine. Set aside.
3
In a large bowl, whisk eggs until frothy. Whisk in sugar and vanilla. Stir in pecans and salt. Pour over bread and stir gently to combine.
4
Transfer bread mixture to prepared casserole. Smooth evenly with back of a spoon. Cover with foil and bake for 40 - 50 minutes, until edges are firm but center is still moist. Serve warm with a sprinkling of powdered sugar.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Puddings
Main Ingredient: Bread
Regional Style: American