Bittersweet Chocolate Bread PuddingFrom mystic_river1 8 years ago
- 2 cups milk shopping list
- 1 1/4 cups heavy cream shopping list
- 1 vanilla bean shopping list
- 5 oz. bittersweet chocolate, finely chopped shopping list
- 1/2 cup sugar shopping list
- 5 eggs shopping list
- Pinch of salt shopping list
- 5 day-old croissants, cut into 1-inch pieces shopping list
- 4 oz. bittersweet chocolate, cut into 1/2-inch pieces shopping list
- caramel sauce for serving shopping list
- Lightly sweetened whipped cream for serving shopping list
How to make it
- Preheat an oven to 325°F. Lightly butter a 2-quart oval au gratin dish.
- Pour the milk and cream into a heavy saucepan.
- Place the vanilla bean on a work surface.
- Using a small, sharp knife, cut the bean in half lengthwise. Using the knife tip, scrape the seeds from the bean, then add the seeds and bean halves to the milk mixture.
- Bring to a simmer over medium-high heat.
- Remove from the heat, cover and let stand for 30 minutes.
- Return the saucepan to medium-high heat and bring to a simmer. Remove from the heat and whisk in the 5 oz. finely chopped chocolate until smooth.
- In a heatproof bowl, whisk together the sugar, eggs and salt until blended.
- Form a kitchen towel into a ring and place the bowl on top to prevent it from moving.
- Gradually pour the hot chocolate mixture into the egg mixture, whisking constantly.
- Pour the mixture through a fine-mesh sieve set over a large bowl. Add the croissants and stir to combine.
- Let stand for 20 minutes, occasionally pressing the croissants into the custard.
- Stir 3 oz. of the chopped chocolate into the croissant mixture and transfer to the prepared dish.
- Sprinkle the remaining chopped chocolate on top.
- Bake until a knife inserted near the center of the pudding comes out almost clean, 40 to 45 minutes.
- Serve warm or at room temperature.
- Accompany each serving with a drizzle of caramel sauce and a dollop of whipped cream.
The Cookmystic_river1 Bradenton, Florida
The Rating19 people
Wow! This is a piece of heaven :)
Thank you for sharing! I love to have this kind of pudding with custard - english style!
Big 5 from me!gourmetana in London loved it
What a great recipe, Joymarie, thanks!juels in Clayton loved it
This sounds wonderful to me I have to have this on my plate soon. A chocolate dream!trigger in loved it