Cherry: Chocolate Cherry Bread Pudding

posted by syzygy 09-25-101 7:18 AM

Chocolate Cherry Bread Pudding

3 1/2 cups milk
4 oz. semisweet chocolate
2 oz. unsweetened chocolate
1/2 cup sugar
2 tsp. vanilla extract
1/2 tsp. salt
3 large eggs
8 oz. (about 10 slices) stale firm white bread, cut into 1/4-inch dices
1/2 cup dried tart cherries

Preheat oven to 325. Grease 8" by 8" glass baking dish.

In 1-quart saucepan, heat milk to simmering over medium-high heat. Meanwhile, in 3-quart saucepan, melt chocolates over low heat. Remove from heat; with fork or wire whisk, stir in sugar, vanilla, and salt, then eggs, until combined.

Slowly whisk simmering milk into melted chocolate mixture until blended. Gently stir in bread. Let stand 20 minutes to allow bread to absorb milk mixture, stirring once.

Pour bread mixture into baking dish; sprinkle with cherries. Cover with foil and bake pudding 40 minutes. Uncover and bake 15 minutes longer or until knife inserted in center of pudding comes out almost clean. Cool on wire rack 20 minutes to serve warm, or cover and refrigerate to serve cold later.

Yield: 8 servings.

Each serving: About 350 calories, 10 g protein, 48 g carbohydrate, 15 g total fat (8 g saturated), 3 g fiber, 95 mg cholesterol, 375 mg sodium.

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