Warm, gooey, chocolate deliciousness in a classic chocolate bread pudding recipe.
I wasn’t planning on sharing this recipe so you’ll find I don’t have a lot of photos for it! I kind of just winged it when the husband wanted to buy $7 bread pudding from Ruggles Green. If I spend that much on a dessert it better be hard to make, at least. Bread pudding is piece of cake. (Did you see what I did there?) So so incredibly easy and it uses ingredients I just have lying around at home.
So here it goes. And thank you, dude.
You’ll need to use old, firm bread for this. I cut little cubes from an old loaf of bread that had been sitting out overnight.
I wanted to get a shot of the pudding as if I was holding it.
I dressed Barna up and shot a close up but I like to think photo detectives will know my arm isn’t as hairy as that (I entertain the fantasy it isn’t at least). So I’m just coming clean here and adding a bonus behind the shot. Isn’t he the most adorable assistant?
- 4-5 old bread slices, cut into 1 in cubes
- 3 eggs
- 1½ cup whole milk, warm
- ¾ cup sugar
- 2 tablespoons butter, melted
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- ⅔ cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
- 1 tablespoon raw cacao powder (optional)
- 1 pinch sea salt
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- Place bread cubes on a baking dish and pour butter over them. Sprinkle chocolate chips.
- In a bowl mix eggs, milk, sugar, vanilla, cacao and salt.
- Pour mixture over the bread cubes, slightly pressing down on them so they all get soaked up.
- Bake in the oven, uncovered, for 40-45 minutes.
You can add chopped nuts, dried fruit, get creative!
Delicious warm and cold.
Enjoy! Visit me on Instagram for the glorious first bite video shot!