Please go here to learn more about Weekend Cooking.
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.