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Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Chocolate Chip Bread Pudding with Rum Cinnamon Sauce

Thank you Doris!!!  This is the best bread pudding I've ever had.  I've never been one to crave bread.  I'd just as soon eat the filling as the sandwich.  I rarely think about rolls or bread with dinner.  Croutons don't show up on salads in our house more than about once a year.  Bread is just there for me.  So, why in the world would a bread pudding be my first choice for a dessert for a Mardi Gras party?  Because this is one incredible dessert.  And, of course, because bread pudding is a New Orleans staple!  Doris originally found this recipe on Epicurious a couple of years ago.

Bread Pudding with Rum Cinnamon Sauce

1- 1 pound loaf brioche cut into 1" cubes
10 T unsalted butter, melted
1 c semi sweet chocolate chips
2 1/2 c half and half
1 c sugar
6 large eggs
4 egg yolks
2 T vanilla
1/8 t salt
2 T packed dark brown sugar

Butter a 9x13 baking dish. 

In a large bowl, toss the bread with 8 tablespoons of the melted butter.  Add the chocolate chips and mix well. 

Pour the bread/chocolate chip mixture into the baking dish.  In the bowl, mix the sugar, eggs, egg yolks, vanilla and salt. 

Pour the custard over the bread mixture.  Push the bread down to make sure it's all soaked in the custard. 

Let the pudding stand for thirty minutes.  Push the bread down every 10 minutes.  Heat the oven to 350.  Drizzle the remaining butter over the pudding then sprinkle with the brown sugar. 

Bake until puffed and golden, about one hour.  Remove from the oven.  The pudding will fall in a few minutes. 

Serve with:

Rum Cinnamon Sauce

1 c unsalted butter
1 c dark brown sugar
1 t ground cinnamon
1/4 dark rum
1 T vanilla

Melt the butter, stir in the brown sugar and stir until the sugar is melted.  Add the cinnamon, rum and vanilla.  Serve warm over the bread pudding.


foodies at home said...

Oh My! This bread pudding looks to die for! I love the addition of the rum sauce! Definitely gives it the extra something!

wendy @ ABCs and Garden Peas said...

Looks like comfort food times ten! CInnamon is the love of my life (don't tell chocolate!)

Buzz buzz!

Evan Thomas said...

This sounds Amazing! Well done!

Evan @swEEts said...

You're lucky.. I wish I didn't have bread calling my name almost 24 hours a day! I love love love bread pudding.. it is one of my fave desserts and this looks like a winner! If you're ever in the mood for the apple/cinnamon/whiskey variety check it out on my site :)

Lynn @ I'll Have What She's Having said...

My mouth was watering as soon as I read the title of this post. Wish I could have a bite!

The Manly Housewife said...

What brilliant recipe. This one just got put in the recipe card file.

The Mom Chef said...

This looks wonderful. I love Epicurious' recipes!

Anonymous said...

I've never made a bread pudding before, but yours looks and sounds delicious!

TheChocolatePriestess said...

That's a great twist on the traditional bread puddings I've seen. Of course I'm biased and believe adding chocolate is always a great idea.