Chocolate Bread Pudding

Photo by  Stefan Anderson
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  • Serves 6
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    Nutritional Information

    Per Serving

    • Calories 474 calories
    • Calories 57 calories from fat
    • Fat 30 g
    • Sat Fat 18 g
    • Cholesterol 156 mg
    • Sodium 176 mg
    • Protein 7 mg
    • Carbohydrate 50 g
    • Fiber 3 g
    • Iron 2 mg
    • Calcium 97 mg


  1. Check 2tablespoons unsalted butter
  2. Check 5ounces (1/2 loaf) stale baguette, cut into 1-inch cubes
  3. Check 3/4cup heavy cream
  4. Check 3/4cup whole milk
  5. Check 1teaspoon vanilla extract
  6. Check 8ounces semisweet chocolate chips
  7. Check 3 large egg yolks
  8. Check 1/3cup sugar
  9. Check 1tablespoon cocoa powder, for dusting


  1. Preheat oven to 325° F. Coat six 5-ounce ramekins with the butter.
  2. Place the bread in a large bowl. In a small saucepan, whisk together the cream, milk, and vanilla and warm over medium-high heat, stirring occasionally, just until the mixture comes to a boil. Remove from heat and add the chocolate chips, whisking until smooth.
  3. In a small bowl, whisk together the egg yolks and the sugar. Slowly whisk in a small amount of the hot chocolate cream, then whisk the egg mixture into the cream until thoroughly combined. Pour the mixture over the bread, stir, and press firmly with a spatula, making sure all the bread is soaked. Cover with plastic wrap and let sit for 20 minutes at room temperature. (It can soak in the refrigerator for up to a day.)
  4. Bring a large kettle of water to a boil. Remove the plastic wrap and divide the chocolate bread into the prepared ramekins. Press down gently and ladle any remaining liquid evenly among the ramekins, then place them in a large roasting pan. Transfer the pan to the oven and fill with boiling water until it reaches halfway up the sides of the ramekins.
  5. Bake until the pudding is set, about 25 minutes. Remove from oven and let cool at least 5 minutes in the water. Dust each ramekin with the cocoa. Serve warm or at room temperature.