How to make it

  • Adjust oven rack to middle position and heat oven to 300 degrees.
  • Toast bread on rimmed baking sheet, stirring occasionally, until golden and crisp, about 30 minutes.
  • Transfer to large bowl.
  • Increase oven temperature to 325 degrees.
  • Grease 13- by 9-inch baking pan.
  • Heat 1 1/2 cups cream, milk, cocoa, espresso, and 1/2 cup sugar in saucepan over medium-high heat, stirring occasionally, until steaming and sugar dissolves.
  • Pour warm cream mixture over toasted bread and let stand, tossing occasionally, until liquid has been absorbed, about 10 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, bring additional 1 cup cream to simmer in saucepan over medium-high heat.
  • Remove from heat and stir in chocolate until smooth.
  • Transfer 1 cup chocolate mixture to medium bowl and let cool 5 minutes (cover pan and reserve remaining chocolate mixture for serving).
  • Add egg yolks, remaining cream, and remaining sugar to bowl with chocolate mixture and whisk to combine.
  • Transfer soaked bread mixture to prepared pan and pour chocolate custard mixture evenly over bread.
  • Bake until pudding is just set and surface is slightly crisp, about 45 minutes.
  • Let cool 30 minutes.
  • Warm reserved chocolate mixture over low heat, then pour over bread pudding.
  • Serve. (Leftover bread pudding should be refrigerated; reheat individual portions in microwave.)
  • Make Ahead:
  • In step 4, once soaked bread mixture has been transferred to prepared pan, the pan can be covered with plastic wrap and refrigerated overnight.
  • When ready to bake, remove plastic and proceed with recipe as directed, increasing baking time to 55 to 60 minutes.
  • Let reserved chocolate serving sauce cool, then cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate.
  • Heat sauce in microwave when needed.

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    " It was excellent "
    juels ate it and said...
    Love chocolate, and this bread pudding sounds havenly!
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    " It was excellent "
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    " It was excellent "
    paulasue1 ate it and said...
    This sounds delicious! I'm ready for some right now. 5 forks. Thanks,
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    " It was excellent "
    lunasea ate it and said...
    Love the espresso in here - great share. Thanks!
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    " It was excellent "
    lacrenshaw ate it and said...
    Ed is a bread pudding freak. This is right up my alley too what with its being chocolate! Thanks, joan. My 5.
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