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Too much of a good thing can be wonderful! by Mae West
That's my philosophy about all things in life!

Monday, January 16, 2012

Chocolate Bread Pudding with Fresh Wipped Cream

This whole dieting thing , makes me crave sweets all the time, and I'm not one that eats sugar all the time, it's usually a sunday thing.
Was on my way to my girlfriend's last night for soup supper and just couldn't think of a dessert to bring. The crave was so strong all i wanted was chocolate.... found some leftover bread in the fridge, mixed some eggs, butter and milk and VOILÀ... chocolate bread pudding, easy and quick...with a little fresh wipped cream on top and my crave was gone, it was the perfect dessert after soup and everyone loved it!
Will make it again soon and take better pictures, it was late at night with bad lighting...:-(



Ingredients:
12 slightly stale rolls or thick slices of crusty bread, cut into cubes
1 stick unsalted butter, melted
1 cup sugar
5 eggs
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 cups milk
2 cups dark chocolate chips or chucks

2 cups heavy whipping cream
2 tablespoons powdered sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract



Preheat oven to 350F.
Place bread cubes and chocolate chips in a 9 x 13 baking dish.
Whisk butter and sugar together. Add eggs, cinnamon and vanilla and whisk it well. Add milk and whisk it in. Pour mixture over bread cubes and with a spoon squeeze bread in to the milk mixture so every piece is soaking in milk mixture. Let it soak about 10 minutes.
Cover with foil and bake 35 minutes. remove foil and bake for another 10-12 minutes. It should be very soft inside. Serve warm.
With a electric mixer, with the whisk attachment, beat heavy cream until thickened. Add vanilla and sugar and beat for 1 minute. Serve on top of warm pudding.






4 comments:

  1. This looks divine! I really like the way you concentrate the chocolate with the chips, then have the "pudding" be soaked up by the bread. That way each bite becomes a deeply rich combination as well as a surprising experience! You're good, Bia, really really good! Yum, Sweet Lady! <3 maryb

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  2. Oh Mary, you are making me blush!!! Thank you, it was really good! xo

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