CHOCOLATE BREAD PUDDING
Hands-on time: 20 minutes
Total time: 1 hour, 10 minutes
Makes 6 servings
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2 tablespoons unsalted butter
5 ounces (1/2 loaf) stale baguette, cut into 1-inch cubes*
3/4 cup heavy cream
3/4 cup whole milk
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
8 ounces semisweet chocolate chips
3 large egg yolks
1/3 cup sugar
1 tablespoon cocoa powder, for dusting
*FreshDirect Note: The baguette will arrive par-baked and frozen. Please keep this in mind when ordering this recipe.
|Preheat oven to 325°F. Coat six 5-ounce ramekins with the butter.
Place the bread in a large bowl. In a small saucepan, whisk together the cream, milk, and vanilla and
warm over medium-high heat, stirring occasionally, just until the mixture comes to a boil. Remove
from heat and add the chocolate chips, whisking until smooth. In a small bowl, whisk together the
egg yolks and the sugar. Slowly whisk in a small amount of the hot chocolate cream, then whisk the
egg mixture into the cream until thoroughly combined. Pour the mixture over the bread, stir, and press
firmly with a spatula, making sure all the bread is soaked. Cover with plastic wrap and let sit for 20
minutes at room temperature. (It can soak in the refrigerator for up to a day.) Bring a large kettle of
water to a boil. Remove the plastic wrap and divide the chocolate bread into the prepared ramekins.
Press down gently and ladle any remaining liquid evenly among the ramekins, then place them in a
large roasting pan. Transfer the pan to the oven and fill with boiling water until it reaches halfway
up the sides of the ramekins. Bake until the pudding is set, about 25 minutes. Remove from oven and
let cool at least 5 minutes in the water. Dust each ramekin with the cocoa. Serve warm or at room temperature. |
|Tip: You can make this recipe in an 8-by-8-inch baking dish instead
of individual ramekins. Be sure to increase the baking time to about 40 minutes.
|NUTRITION PER SERVING|
CALORIES 474(57% from fat); FAT 30g (sat 18g); PROTEIN 7mg; CHOLESTEROL 156mg; SODIUM 176mg; FIBER 3g; CARBOHYDRATE 50g;
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