Chocolate Bread Pudding
Chocolate Bread Pudding might be just the dessert you are searching for. One serving contains 471 calories, 10g of protein, and 31g of fat. This recipe covers 12% of your daily requirements of vitamins and minerals. This recipe serves 8. Head to the store and pick up accompaniment: whipped cream, sugar, eggs, and a few other things to make it today. From preparation to the plate, this recipe takes around 25 hours.
Generously butter a 2 1/2- to 3-quart soufflé dish. Put bread in dish.
Heat half-and-half, sugar, and salt in a 2-quart saucepan over moderate heat, stirring, until sugar is dissolved and mixture is hot but not boiling.
Remove from heat and add chocolate, then let stand 2 minutes.
Whisk until smooth. Lightly beat eggs together in a large bowl and slowly add chocolate mixture, whisking until combined. Stir in vanilla.
Pour mixture over bread and let soak at room temperature, pressing bread down occasionally, 1 hour.
Put oven rack in middle position and preheat oven to 325°F.
Dot top of pudding with butter bits.
Bake in a hot water bath until edge is set but center still trembles slightly, 45 minutes to 1 hour. Cool pudding to warm in dish on a rack. (Pudding will continue to set as it cools.)