This chocolate bread pudding recipe will show you how to turn that leftover bread into dessert!
S-t-r-e-t-c-h your food budget.
So stop! Don't throw out the last few slices.
Try this easy, tasty custard that's a real treat.
Or a meal when your mouth is sore from surgery or such.
Plus it combines the health benefits of dark chocolate with cinnamon! Both are believed to help lower blood pressure!
6 slices of sandwich bread
2 cups (473ml) of milk (I used 1%)
3 tablespoons (43g) of butter
1/2 cup (96g) of granulated sugar
2 ounces (57g) of semisweet chocolate (or bittersweet)
2 large eggs
pinch of salt
1 teaspoon (4g) of vanilla extract
cinnamon to sprinkle on top
Preheat oven to 350°F or 180°C/gas 4.
In a medium saucepan heat milk, butter and sugar.
Stir till scalded (little bubbles appear but not actually boiling).
Remove from heat add chocolate. Stir till melted. Set aside to cool.
Butter a 9" x 9" (21 x 21 x 5cm) baking dish.
Cut each slice of bread into 9 pieces. Or just tear into bits.
In a small bowl lightly beat eggs. Add salt and vanilla, stir well.
Then add egg mixture to cooled milk mixture. Stir well. Set aside.
Place buttered baking dish into a larger pan. A 13" x 9" (33 x 23 x 5cm) pan works well. Carefully add 1 inch (2.5cm)of tap water to the larger pan.
Then arrange your bread pieces in the buttered dish.
Next pour all of your egg and milk mixture over the bread.
Finally, sprinkle cinnamon over the top of the bread pudding.
Carefully place the 13" x 9" (33 x 23 x 5cm) pan (with pudding dish inside it) into your preheated oven.
Bake for about 40 minutes.
Test your pudding by inserting a knife approximately 1 inch (2.5cm) from the edge.
When knife comes out clean, it's done.
Let cool. Refrigerate.
This really can help relieve hunger after dental surgery.
My mother, who adores bread pudding, has had a lot of dental difficulties lately. Her mouth was just too sore to eat. So I whipped her up a batch.
The custard sure put a smile on her face. She was able to eat again!
Bye, bye hunger pangs. Hello something more satisfying than broth.
She nibbled (devoured) on it while her mouth healed.
You can enjoy this tasty chocolate bread pudding recipe for dessert. Or you can relieve some one's suffering with a batch. It's so easy to make why not do both? Plus you get to put those surplus slices (that you're tired of looking at) to good use! Win win.