I’ve been meaning to write this post all day, but with continuously ‘moving’ and trying to figure out how my furniture fits here and how this will actually turn into ‘my house’ I’ve been preoccupied…and have been relying on cold cuts and Trader Joe’s stir fry more than I care to admit.
We had some friends over before we had furniture in our house, it was a test of the kitchen, and hey, we have a dining room table AND chairs, so we’re good to go.
I decided I wanted to make Bread Pudding as I had an enormous amount of bread that was staring me in the face. Delicious bread, french baguette slices, cranberry loaf slices and soft soft sandwich bread.
Z and I like chocolate. A lot. I mean, we would both choose it over most other food groups if we could. So I decided our bread pudding would be chocolate.
I took my sister’s advice and did some action food shots. I think you may be pleased 🙂
This is what you’ll need:
3 cups of old bread
1 cup of heavy cream
2 cups of milk
1/2 cup of sugar
1/8 tea salt
1 bag of chocolate chips (we used mini)
1 tea vanilla
2 tbls unsalted butter cubed
1 orange, zested (if you don’t like orange, omit)
First I cut up the bread into bite sized cubes and had Z sprinkle them across a buttered rectangular pyrex dish.
Next, heat heavy cream, milk, sugar and salt until it’s almost to the point of boiling and sugar is dissolved. Turn off and remove from heat. Have your child add the chocolate chips and both of you whisk like mad.
In a separate bowl, whisk the eggs and vanilla (I had Z do this all by herself).
Add eggs to chocolate mixture and whisk. Add zested orange. Pour over bread and pat down bread. Let bread mixture sit out for 1 hour. Every half hour, pat down bread with wooden spoon to ensure it is seeped with chocolate sauce.
After an hour of seeping goodness, bake in a 325 F preheated oven for 1 hour.
The center of the pudding should be wobbly and the tops of the bread should be crispy.
We served with a small scoop of chocolate chip gelato, crushed almonds and fresh papaya.
I started to eat this before I remembered to take a picture, so it’s a bit of a ‘mess’.
Happy Spring Everyone!