I had never eaten bread pudding before, but I have always wanted to try it. Whenever I buy a loaf of french bread to go with dinner, we can never finish the whole loaf and it ends up getting thrown away, which bothers me to no end!
I had a loaf of french bread that I bought to go with our chicken tetrazzini, and I decided that I would search for a tasty chocolate bread pudding recipe to try. Here's where I got the recipe from: http://www.epicurious.com/recipes/food/views/Chocolate-Bread-Pudding-107889. It turned out to be really good! And guess what...I took pictures of the process!
- 1 3/4 cups whipping cream
- 1/2 cup plus 2 tablespoons sugar
- 1/4 cup whole milk
- 1 1/4 cups semisweet chocolate chips
- 1 large egg
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 4 ounces French bread with crust, cut into 1-inch cubes (about 4 cups)
Preheat oven to 325°F. Bring cream, 1/2 cup sugar, and milk to simmer in heavy medium saucepan, stirring until sugar dissolves. Remove from heat.
Add 1 cup chocolate chips and whisk until melted and smooth. Whisk egg and vanilla in large bowl to blend. Gradually whisk in hot chocolate mixture. Cool chocolate custard 10 minutes, stirring often.
Add bread cubes and remaining 1/4 cup chocolate chips to custard and toss to coat.
Transfer to 1 1/2-quart-capacity shallow oval baking dish. Sprinkle 2 tablespoons sugar over mixture. Bake until custard thickens and center is just set, about 50 minutes. Serve warm.