Chocolate Bread Pudding

Sweet Decadence
Sweet Decadence

This is an outstanding bread pudding recipe

If you like chocolate and bread pudding, you need to try this recipe. This is my take on a Paula Deen recipe. All I can say is "yummy," and let it do the rest of the talking:

Ingredients:

  • 1 Large family size loaf of bread, slices cut into sixths.
  • 3 1/4 Cups of milk
  • 1/4 Cup Cognac
  • 1/3 Cup strong coffee
  • 1 1/4 Cups packed light brown sugar
  • 3/4 Cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 Cup cocoa powder
  • 6 Eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1 Tbsp Vanilla extract
  • 1 Tbsp Almond extract
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp Cinnamon
  • 3/4 - 1 Cup semi-sweet chocolate chips (depending on your chocolate needs)
  • 3/4 Cup roughly chopped pecans (optional)

Preheat oven to 350°.

Place the bread pieces in a large mixing bowl and set aside.

Mix the sugar, brown sugar, and cinnamon, and cocoa powder together in a bowl.

In another large bowl, wisk the milk, coffee, Cognac, vanilla and almond extracts. Once blended wisk in the lightly beaten eggs. Pour the mixture over the bread pieces and let stand for 30 minutes while the bread pieces soak up the mixture.

Grease (or coat with Baker's Secret Spray) a 13" x 9" baking pan. add the pudding and distribute it evenly. sprinkle the top with the chocolate chips and pecans. Bake for 1 hour.

Serving Suggestion:

I let mine cool thoroughly before cutting. The microwave works great for warming the pieces if necessary.

I couldn't think of anything better than to whip some heavy cream with some sugar and vanilla to serve on top. Perhaps some caramel next time.

Enjoy!!

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christine almaraz 7 years ago from colorado springs

Sounds great. I'm gonna try it with ice cream.


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puppascott 7 years ago from Michigan (As far as you know...) Author

That sounds like a winner; I'm thinking a nice pralines and cream.


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christine almaraz 7 years ago from colorado springs

How did you know that pralines and cream is my favorite ice cream?


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puppascott 7 years ago from Michigan (As far as you know...) Author

Let me see....

Your a Virgo, grew up in Boulder or Fort Colliins, but you now live in Denver, you're favorite color is green, and you are into amateur photography.


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Montana Farm Girl 7 years ago from Northwestern Montana

Yumo, sound delish!!! I am always looking for treats, as I spoil my husband's employee weekly with goodies. They're a bunch of mechanics, and hey...you got to sweeten 'em up somehow right!!??? The love it!!! Thanks for one that sounds and looks yummy!!!!


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puppascott 7 years ago from Michigan (As far as you know...) Author

This bread pudding is delicious. But how can you go wrong with chocolate and pecans?

By the way, are you hiring? Just thought I'd ask.

Thanks for taking time out to read this recipe. Enjoy.

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