TWD- Four Star Chocolate Bread Pudding

Bread pudding is kinda weird. Some people don’t like it because it has a different consistency. I never liked it when I was younger- mushy bread in some eggy, jelly stuff? No thanks! Then I tried some when I was older. It was just plain vanilla bread pudding, warm with some vanilla ice cream and I was sold.
I was excited that this week’s recipe, chosen by Upper East Side Chronicles, was for chocolate bread pudding. I made chocolate bread pudding once before, a Paula Deen recipe that I absolutely love. Dorie’s requires you to boil the milk and temper the eggs beforehand, and bake in a waterbath (which I admit, I skipped). Soaking the bread for 30 minutes before baking is a must- the bread soaks up all the milk/egg/sugar mixture, making it yummy and moist. Here’s mine before it went in the oven:
I may have baked mine a little too long because the bread got a little dark on top. No matter, it was still wonderfully moist and delicious. I added about a 1/4t cinnamon, which added a nice flavor. I do have to admit I like Paula Deen’s recipe a little more- although I don’t use the sauce she makes, hers is more decadent and chocolatey. Thanks to Lauren for the great pick!
Side note- my Cake Slice Bakers cake is coming! I just haven’t had time to buy the tea!

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12 thoughts on “TWD- Four Star Chocolate Bread Pudding

  1. Pamela says:

    Looks good! I made a 1/4 of the recipe and it was the first time I’ve made or had bread pudding. It was pretty good, but I don’t know if I would make it again, though.

  2. Amanda says:

    I prefer the vanilla custard bread pudding, but thought this was wonderful too! I paired mine once with chocolate sauce and another time with cream anglais. Yum!

  3. Leslie says:

    This was my first time making bread pudding, too. I don’t know that i should try Paula Deen’s because it wouldn’t be good to like something more than I liked this if I want my clothes to fit! I’m glad it worked out for you and you enjoyed it!

  4. Liz says:

    I’m going to have to try that Paula Deen recipe! I can imagine the kind of insanity she brings to bread pudding, and it sounds fab. 🙂

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