Saturday, January 15, 2011

Weekend Cooking - Chocolate Bread Pudding

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I was a little reluctant to try this, but then I remembered that I like chocolate French bread, so thought it might be good. And it is! Light, lovely, with just that little hint of chocolate. The recipe makes a small amount, so you could double it if you want to serve a bigger crowd.

Chocolate Bread Pudding

1 cup bread crumbs
1 cup milk

1 square chocolate

1 egg, lightly beaten
a sprinkle of salt
3 Tablespoons sugar
1/4 teaspoon vanilla
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon

Mix slightly warmed milk and bread crumbs.
Melt chocolate over very low heat.
In a separate bowl, lightly beat egg, and add salt, sugar, vanilla, and cinnamon.
Cool chocolate a bit and add to egg mixture.
Add egg mixture to bread and milk.

Pour into greased pan (an 8x8 would work - I used a small oval pan)
and bake in preheated 350º F. oven for about half an hour. You might stir it a few times while it's cooking.

I took the picture right as it came out of the oven, hence the misty look from the heat.

17 comments:

  1. Nan, this does sound delicious. Sounds easy enough for those nights I want something just a bit sweet at the end of a meal.

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  2. With as much cooking as I've done in my time, I don't think I've EVER made a bread pudding! This looks pretty yummy! :)

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  3. That looks luscious and perfect for a cold winter day.

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  4. I'd never tried bread pudding, I thought it looked nasty. But the other night we went out to eat and I decided to go ahead and try it. And it was GOOD! But it wasn't chocolate. I love chocolate so will have to try this.

    Actually, I thought it would be harder to make, but that recipe looks rather easy.

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  5. Yum! I would add some home-made whipped cream and a nice cup of Earl Grey. Nan, I love your new header!! Fun. I love those old Saturday Evening Post magazines.

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  6. interesting recipe. I haven't heard of using bread crumbs in a bread pudding. It looks yummy and not overly chocolate.

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  7. I love bread pudding but have never had chocolate bread pudding...YET!

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  8. I am such a sucker for chocolate!

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  9. I have never tried chocolate bread budding; thanks for the recipe Nan. (I do love chocolate):

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  10. I'm not a fan of bread pudding, but I bet my mom would love this!!

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  11. Hey, you changed things up on your blog...so soft and pretty! Love that header...so perfect!
    Great recipes. I made your buttermilk scones last week and they were indeed wonderful!
    Thanks for sharing!
    Joanne

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  12. I love bread pudding, so I wouldn't be hesitant to try this one. I usually see bread pudding recipes that call for cubed bread, not bread crumbs. It makes for a nice variation.

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  13. It was so easy and quick, Margot! It would be perfect for what you described.

    Aisling, there are a few other recipes under 'puddings' in the recipes tab under the blog header if you are interested.

    Joy, it was.

    Ellie, not nasty at all. :<) yummy!

    Yvette, if I'd had whipped cream I would have used it! That is a fun cover. I bought it a while back at a retro diner place, and had it framed. I like to use it as the header this time of year. :<)

    Heather, I hadn't used crumbs before either but they worked just fine.

    Caite, you'll like this one, I'm quite sure.

    Kay, and this has just that nice hint!

    Diane, it's a nice little pudding.

    Bermudaonion, I love all the different kinds!

    Joanne, thanks. I thought it would be fun to try a new color. Glad you liked the scones. The recipe is from a fellow Canadian, you know. :<)

    Beth, it was really so good.

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  14. Chocolate makes everything better!!

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  15. I'm not a huge fan of bread pudding, but I do love chocolate, so this might be a wonderful treat. It sure looks divine. :)

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  16. Sounds so good Nan! And we've been trying to cut back on carbs some -- this doesn't sound as heavy as the usual bread puddings. I think I'll try it. Thanks.

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  17. Staci, I love bread pudding even without it!

    Suko, if you don't like bread pudding, I'm not sure even the chocolate would make you love it. :<)

    Sallie, gosh if I cut out carbs, I wouldn't be eating. :<)

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