Bread Pudding: White Chocolate Bread pudding with White Chocolate Sauce

posted by Sandy in Baltimore 04-27-101 7:24 AM

* Exported from MasterCook *
White Chocolate Bread Pudding With White Chocolate Sauce
Serving Size : 8 Preparation Time :0:00
Categories : Bread Puddings Desserts
Amount Measure Ingredient -- Preparation Method
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8 Ounces French Bread -- 1 Inch Slices
3 1/2 Cups Whipping Cream
1 Cup Milk
1/2 Cup Sugar
18 Ounces White Chocolate -- Coarsely Chopped
7 Large Egg Yolks
2 Large Eggs

Preheat oven to 275 . Arrange bread cubes on baking sheet. Bake until light golden and dry, about 10 minutes. Transfer baking sheet to rack, cool completely. Increase oven temperature to 350 .

Combine 3 cups whipping cream, 1 cup milk and 1/2 cup sugar in heavy large saucepan. Bring to a simmer over medium heat, stirring until sugar dissolves. Remove from heat. Add 10 ounces white chocolate and stir until melted and smooth. Whisk yolks and eggs in large bowl to blend. Gradually whisk in warm chocolate.

Place bread cubes in 2 quart glass baking dish. Add half of chocolate mixture. Press bread cubes in to chocolate mixture. Let stand 15 minutes. Gently mix in remaining chocolate mixture. Cover dish with foil. Bake pudding 45 minutes. Uncover and bake until top is golden brown, about 15 to 20 minutes. Transfer pudding to rack and cool slightly. (Can be prepared 1 day ahead. Cover with foil and refrigerate. Rewarm covered pudding in 350 oven for 45 minutes before serving.)

Bring remaining 1/2 cup cream to simmer in heavy medium saucepan. Remover saucepan from heat. Add remaining 8 ounces of chocolate and stir until melted and smooth.

Serve pudding warm with warm chocolate sauce.

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