Eat more chocolate! (bread pudding that is)
Hi everybody. So I decided to make a chocolate bread pudding this weekend using some stale chocolate SD/YW bread i had laying around. The pudding was dense, rich, and over the top delicious. While I'm still working on the chocolate SD/YW bread recipe itself, the pudding batter recipe is pretty straightforward and adapted from an old Alton Brown recipe:
3 egg yolks
3/4 cup sugar
1/2 cup Dutch Cocoa powder (this is a chocolate bread pudding after all)
1 cup whole milk
3 1/2 cup half n half
1/4 cup espresso
2 tsp vanilla extract
handful of chocolate chips or disks for topping the pudding
1 stale loaf chocolate bread, skin removed (mine was just shy of 20 oz)
---whisk egg yolks and eggs in bowl until pale
---add sugar, cocoa powder, milk, half n half, espresso, and vanilla. Whisk to combine.
---remove skin from bread loaf and tear remaining loaf into pieces. Add to bowl. Soak At least 8 hours.
---butter walls and bottom of 13x4 loaf pan
---add mixture to loaf pan, top with chocolate chips
---bake 325 for about 1 1/2 hours or until a toothpick inserted in center comes out (relatively) clean.
---cool completely or refrigerate before serving