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Chocolate Bread Pudding with Whiskey Sauce
Photo: Charles Walton
Warm flavors of chocolate and whiskey mingle for a bread pudding that pairs perfectly with cold weather.
Yield: Makes 8 to 10 servings
- 1/4 cup unsalted butter
- 7 cups French bread cubes
- 2 cups whipping cream
- 1 cup milk
- 8 (1-ounce) bittersweet chocolate squares, chopped
- 5 egg yolks, lightly beaten
- 2/3 cup firmly packed light brown sugar
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- Whiskey Sauce
- Garnish: chocolate shavings
- Melt butter in a large heavy skillet over medium heat. Add bread cubes, and cook, stirring constantly, 3 minutes or until golden. Transfer to a lightly greased 13- x 9-inch baking dish.
- Bring whipping cream and milk to a boil over medium heat in skillet. Remove from heat, and whisk in chocolate until smooth. Whisk in egg yolks, brown sugar, and vanilla. Pour over bread cubes; let stand 30 minutes. Cover with foil; cut 6 small holes in foil to allow steam to escape.
- Place baking dish in a roasting pan. Add hot water to pan to a depth of 1 1/2 inches.
- Bake at 325° for 1 hour and 45 minutes or until set. Remove bread pudding from water. Cool 30 minutes on a wire rack. Serve warm with Whiskey Sauce. Garnish, if desired.
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Chocolate Bread Pudding with Whiskey Sauce Recipe at a Glance
- COURSE: Desserts, Puddings/Custards
- CONVENIENCE: Entertaining
- CUISINE: American, Southern
- MAIN INGREDIENT: Chocolate, Rice/Grains
- DIETARY CONSIDERATION: Meatless
- COOKING METHOD: Bake
- OCCASION: Birthdays/Anniversaries, Christmas, Father's Day, New Year's, Thanksgiving, Valentine's Day
- PUBLICATION: Southern Living
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