Bread Pudding: Chocolate Bread Pudding

posted by glenda 02-12-102 7:25 AM

Chocolate Bread Pudding

3 cups milk
1 cup half & half
3/4 cup sugar
1 8 ounce package semisweet chocolate chips
1/3 cup Iris whiskey
4 large egg yolks
1 tablesoon butter
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/8 teaspoon salt
1 (1 pound) loaf Challah or French bread, cut into 1 inch cubes

Heat oven to 350. Grease a 2 quart baking dish and set aside.

In a 6 quart saucepan, combine milk and half and half. Bring to a simmer over medium low heat, stirring occasionally. Add sugar and chocolate; stir until melted. Bring mixture to a boil, cook 1 minute. Remove from heat and stir in whiskey.

Beat egg yolks in a small bowl and slowly whisk in 1/4 cup of milk mixture. Whisk egg mixture in remaining milk mixture until well combined and thickened. Stir in butter, vanilla and salt. Fold in bread; spoon pudding into dish. Let soak 1 hour at room temperature. Bake until knife inserted in the center comes out clean, about 50 minutes.

To serve, spoon into bowls; garnish with shaved chocolate and sprinkle with powdered sugar, if desired.

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