Chocolate decadence bread pudding

Yield: 6 Servings

Measure Ingredient
3 cups Whole milk - divided
4 Squares (1-oz each) semi-sweet baking chocolate
¾ cup Sugar
¼ cup Butter or margarine
8 ounces Old fashioned or other firm white bread, cuber (5 c. cubed) (this is a great way to use up some of the homemade bread that you may have left over)
2 teaspoons Vanilla extract
¾ teaspoon Ground cinnamon
3 Eggs, lightly beaten

For custard, combine 2 cups milk, sugar and butter in large microwave-safe bowl. Microwave on high (100%) for 9 minutes, stirring every three minutes, or until chocolate is melted. Stir in bread cubes, vanilla, cinnamon, and remaining milk into hot mixture. Stir in eggs. Let stand five minutes. Stir and pour into buttered 1-½ quart baking dish or souffle dish. Bake at 350* for 45-55 minutes or until table knife inserted into center comes out clean. Serve warm, topped with whipped cream and chocolate curls, if desired. Makes 6 servings

Posted to EAT-L Digest 08 Dec 96 From: Lorien Carrillo <carrillo@...> Date: Mon, 9 Dec 1996 13:37:44 -0800

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