February 24, 2008

Chocolate Chunk Bread Pudding

Since I had the delicious Chocolate, Walnut and Wheat Bread, I couldn't resist trying this recipe. This was my first attempt making bread pudding, and I liked it so much I made this recipe twice this weekend! The chocolate chips are excellent because they create melted pools of chocolaty goodness!

Chocolate Chunk Bread Pudding
1 3/4 cups cubed sweet bread (I strongly recommend Chocolate, Walnut and Wheat Bread)
1/2 cup milk
2 Tbsp. sugar (or sugar substitute)
1 1/2 Tbsp. unsweetened cocoa
1 Tbsp. chocolate liquor
1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
1 egg, lightly beaten
1 oz. chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 350ºF . Arrange bread cubes in single layer on cookie sheet. Bake 5 to 10 minutes, until toasted.

Combine remaining ingredients, except chocolate chips. Cover, and chill 30 minutes to 4 hours.

Preheat oven to 325
ºF . Spread half the bread mixture into 2 greased ramekins or 1 shallow baking dish. Sprinkle with chocolate chips, and cover with remaining bread mixture. Place dish(es) into larger baking dish and fill with approximately 1 inch of water. Bake 35 minutes until set.

Serve warm, with cool whip if desired. Makes 2 servings.

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