German chocolate bread pudding

1
Lynnda Cloutier

By
@eatygourmet

you can make this ahead by cutting the bread and setting it out to dry 2 to 3 days ahead. Make the sauce one day ahead, then reheat before serving. Pudding can be made up to a day ahead, chilled, then baked and served warm. Baking this dessert in a springform pan gives an elegant look, but you can also make it in a casserole dish if you prefer. Serves 12.source unknown

Rating:

★★★★☆ 2 votes

Comments:

Ingredients

Add to Grocery List

1 tablespoon unsalted butter, softened
2 cups semi sweet chocolate chips, 12 ounces
one stick unsalted butter, cubed, 8 tablespoons
1 cup packed light brown sugar
2 cups milk
three eggs
2 tablespoons vanilla extract
2 teaspoons instant espresso powder
1/2 teaspoon table salt
10 to 12 slices texas toast, cut into 1 inch cubes, 1 pound, air dried
2 tablespoons unsalted butter
1/2 cup packed light brown sugar
1/2 cup heavy cream
one egg yolk
pinch of table salt
1/4 cup chopped toasted pecans
1/4 cup sweetened shredded coconut, toasted
2 teaspoons brandy, optional
3/4 cup heavy cream
2 tablespoons sifted powdered sugar
1 to 2 tablespoons brandy, optional

How to Make German chocolate bread pudding

Step-by-Step

  • 1preheat the oven to 350°. coat a 9 inch springform pan with the 1 tablespoon softened butter.
    Melt chocolate chips, one stick butter, and 1 cup Brown sugar for the pudding in a pan over low heat. Stir mixture frequently until it is smooth, about eight minutes.
  • 2Whisk together milk, eggs, vanilla, espresso powder and salt. Pour over bread cubes. Toss well so bread absorbs most of the liquid
  • 3Fold melted chocolate mixture into the bread mixture. Transfer to the prepared pan. Bake pudding until center Springs back when gently pressed, 60 to 75 minutes.Cover pudding with foil if it begins to get too Brown. Cool pudding in the pan on a rack for 15 minutes, then remove the springform ring.
  • 4Melt the 2 tablespoons butter with 1/2 cup Brown sugar for the sauce in a pan over medium heat. Stir in the 1/2 cup cream, egg yolk, and pinch of salt. Boil until slightly thickened, about one minute. Remove sauce from heat. Add pecans, coconut and the 2 teaspoons Brandy. Transfer sauce to a bowl. Cool to room temperature.
  • 5Using a hand mixer, beat together the 3/4 cup cream, powdered sugar, and the 1 to 2 tablespoons brandy for the whipped cream until soft peaks form. To serve, spoon sauce over warm bread pudding. Top servings with whipped cream.

Printable Recipe Card

About German chocolate bread pudding

Course/Dish: Puddings




Show 2 Comments & Reviews

Make Foolproof Whipped Cream At Home Recipe

Make Foolproof Whipped Cream at Home

Kitchen Crew @JustaPinch

Fresh whipped cream is so much better than the stuff you buy in a tub or a can and so easy to make. We prefer to sweeten our whipped cream...

Pinch Tips: How To Fold Ingredients Recipe

pinch tips: How to Fold Ingredients

Kitchen Crew @JustaPinch

The Just A Pinch Test Kitchen shows how to fold ingredients.

How To Fold Ingredients Recipe

How to Fold Ingredients

Kitchen Crew @JustaPinch

The Just A Pinch Test Kitchen shows how to fold ingredients using whipped cream and chocolate pudding. Watch the "pinch tips" video here.