Dessert Recipes

Ultimate Chocolate Bread Pudding

Ultimate Chocolate Bread PuddingWhen I really want to impress guests, I serve this decadent bread pudding. With just…

Ultimate Chocolate Bread Pudding

Ultimate Chocolate Bread Pudding


1 tablespoon plus 1/2 cup butter, divided 2 cups semisweet chocolate chips 1 cup packed light brown sugar 3 large eggs 2 cups whole milk 1 tablespoon vanilla extract 2 teaspoons instant espresso powder 1/2 teaspoon salt 1 pound egg bread or challah, cubed SAUCE: 1/2 cup heavy whipping cream 1 large egg yolk 1/2 cup packed light brown sugar 1/8 teaspoon salt 2 tablespoons butter 1/4 cup chopped pecans, toasted 1/4 cup flaked coconut, toasted 2 to 3 teaspoons brandy, optional SWEETENED WHIPPED CREAM: 3/4 cup heavy whipping cream 2 tablespoons confectioners’ sugar 1 to 2 tablespoons brandy, optional


Preheat oven to 350°.

Grease a 9-in.

springform pan with 1 tablespoon butter.

Cube remaining butter; place in a small saucepan.

Add chocolate chips and brown sugar.

Cook and stir over medium heat until sugar is dissolved.

Remove from heat.

In a large bowl, whisk eggs, milk, vanilla, espresso powder and salt.

Gently stir in bread; let stand until bread is softened, about 15 minutes.

READ More Recipess  Letter-Stamped Butter Cookies

Fold in chocolate mixture.

Transfer to prepared pan.

Bake, uncovered, until a knife inserted in center comes out clean, 45-55 minutes.

Cool on a wire rack 15 minutes.

Meanwhile, for sauce, heat cream in a small heavy saucepan until bubbles form around sides.

In a small bowl, whisk together egg yolk, brown sugar and salt.

Whisk a small amount of hot cream into egg mixture; return all to pan, stirring constantly.

Cook and stir until mixture is thickened and coats the back of a spoon.

Stir in butter.

Fold in pecans and coconut.

If desired, stir in brandy.


For whipped cream, beat cream until it begins to thicken.

Add confectioners’ sugar and, if desired, brandy; beat until soft peaks form.

Loosen sides of pan with a knife.

Carefully run a knife around edge of springform pan to loosen; remove rim from pan.

Serve pudding warm with sauce and whipped cream.

Related Articles

Back to top button