Chocolate Bread Pudding

Chocolate Bread Pudding
Bread pudding becomes even more decadent with chocolate.

Yield:

Makes 6 servings

Recipe from

Gooseberry Patch

Ingredients

2 cups milk
6 slices white bread, crusts trimmed
1/2 cup sugar
1/3 cup baking cocoa
2 eggs, separated and divided
2 tablespoons butter, melted
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 cup semi-sweet chocolate chunks
Garnish: whipped cream, baking cocoa

Preparation

Heat milk in a large saucepan just until tiny bubbles form; remove from heat. Cube bread and add to milk; stir until smooth.

Add sugar, cocoa and egg yolks; stir until well blended. Add butter and vanilla; set aside. Beat egg whites until stiff peaks form; fold into mixture along with chocolate chunks.

Pour into 6 lightly greased custard cups; set cups in a larger pan filled with one inch of hot water.

Bake at 350 degrees for 40 minutes, or until firm. Garnish with whipped cream and baking cocoa; serve warm or cold.