Thursday, February 23, 2012

Double Chocolate Bread Pudding

Not only does the Brioche bread that I made yesterday make excellent French toast, but it also makes a wonderful bread pudding.  You can use it in a recipe of your own, but here is one that I find particularly tasty because it is sweet and chocolaty without being cloyingly so. 

Double Chocolate Bread Pudding

1 3/4 cups whipping cream
1/2 cup plus 2 tablespoons sugar
1/4 cup milk
1 cup white chocolate chips
¼ cup semisweet chocolate chips
1 large egg
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
4 cups cubed brioche bread

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 white 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 semisweet chocolate chips to custard and toss to coat. Transfer to 1 1/2-quart-capacity shallow oval baking dish. (I used two au gratin dishes.) Sprinkle 2 tablespoons sugar over mixture. Bake until custard thickens and center is just set, about 50 minutes. Serve warm with a drizzle of melted chocolate, cream, or a scoop of vanilla ice cream.  

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Mary said...

You had me at Double Chocolate & Bread! This looks & sounds delicious~ I can only imagine how wonderful this is warm out of the oven!

Dayle ~ A Collection of Days said...

Oh my goodness ... how divine. I make a chocolate cobbler, but will definitely have to try this bread pudding.

~~louise~~ said...

You know Pattie, I was thinking the exact same thing when I was here the other day. The only things is, I never would have dreamed of including the chocolate chips! Yes!

Thanks for sharing...

Michelle said...

This sounds delicious! I love the combination of white and dark chocolate...mmmm! :)

Kathleen said...

How heavenly! I haven't had bread pudding in ages!

SavoringTime in the Kitchen said...

This one look fabulous too! I've only had chocolate bread pudding once at a party and thought it was delicious.

cathy@my1929charmer said...

I've had bread pudding, but never had chocolate bread pudding! Sounds so good, and so does your recipe for Monterey Mushroom Soup. Thanks for sharing your creative recipes at Sunday's Best.