Thursday, February 12, 2015

Chocolate Bread Pudding/Day 11 of 14 Days of Valentine's

Chocolate Bread Pudding is the perfect Valentine's Day treat because it is 
rich, and decadent! Then there's the chocolate! It's also such a 
                             comfort food. Few people can resist it.  This dessert takes some time to                                     make, but it can be made the day before you want to serve it, so the pressure is off!

Chocolate Bread Pudding
Chocolate Bread Pudding w/ Chocolate Sauce

3 cups Firmly Packed day old French Bread Cubes
2 cups Milk
2 ounces Semi Sweet Chocolate Morsels
2 tablespoons Butter
3 Egg Yolks
1/2 cup Sugar
1 teaspoon Vanilla

3 Egg Whites
1/4 teaspoon Cream of Tartar
1/.3 cup Sugar

The Sauce
4 ounces Semi Sweet  Chocolate
1/4 cup Heavy Cream 

Preheat oven to 325 degree.
Chocolate Bread Pudding
Cut your bread into slices, then pull the bread apart and 
toss it into a bowl. Add the milk and let it soak for 30 minutes.
Bread Pudding
Melt the chocolate and butter together over low heat
in a double boiler. Mix well with a fork or whisk.
Chocolate Bread Pudding
Use a mixer to beat together the yolks, sugar and vanilla
until fluffy and smooth. Mix in the chocolate and
butter mixture and mix well.
Chocolate Bread Pudding
Pour the chocolate mixture over the bread and 
fold it in.
Chocolate Bread Pudding
Grease four ramekins with butter, and fill them with
the bread mix. Bake in the oven for 20-30 minutes.
Chocolate Bread Pudding
Whip the egg whites with the cream of tartar
on high until it is frothy. Pour the sugar in gradually
as the mixer is spinning. Mix, still on high until
it is shiny and soft peaks form.
When the ramekins are ready, remove them from the oven,
and turn up your oven temp to 375 degrees.
Chocolate Bread Pudding
Spread the meringue over the hot pudding
and bake some more for approx 15 minutes until
the meringue is golden brown.
Chocolate Bread Pudding
Mix together the chocolate and cream
on low heat in a double boiler.
Bread Pudding
Once the chocolate is shiny and smooth,
drizzle over the meringue.
Bread Pudding
Serve warm or at room temperature.
Bread Pudding
Enjoy this Valentine's Day treat!

Thanks for joining me today! 

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