Chocolate Bread Pudding

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  • Makes 8 servings, with leftovers
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    Nutritional Information

    Per Serving

    • Calories 536 calories
    • Fat 36 g
    • Sat Fat 21 g
    • Cholesterol 153 mg
    • Sodium 300 mg
    • Protein 9 mg
    • Carbohydrate 48 g
    • Fiber 2 g
    • Iron 2 mg
    • Calcium 188 mg
  • October 2002

Ingredients

  1. Check 4cups milk
  2. Check 4 eggs
  3. Check 1/2cup sugar
  4. Check 8tablespoons butter or margarine
  5. Check 12ounces semisweet chocolate chips
  6. Check 1tablespoon vanilla extract
  7. Check 1 loaf white bread, crusts trimmed
  8. Check 1pint heavy cream, whipped

Directions

  1. Whisk the milk, eggs, and sugar in a medium saucepan. Add the butter and chocolate and heat over low heat, stirring only until the butter and chocolate melt. Stir in the vanilla.
  2. Lightly coat a 13-by-9-inch baking dish with cooking spray. Arrange the bread slices in 3 layers. Pour the chocolate sauce over the bread.
  3. Cover with plastic wrap and place another baking dish on top to weigh down the bread. Set aside for 1 hour to allow the bread to absorb the sauce. (Can be made to this point up to 1 day ahead. Refrigerate.) Heat oven to 325° F.
  4. Remove the top baking dish and plastic. Bake uncovered 35 to 40 minutes or until set. Serve warm with whipped cream.
  5. To fake It...and save 1 hour, 10 minutes: Thaw two 13-ounce packages frozen French toast and cut into 1 ½-inch cubes. Heat oven to 325° F. Lightly coat a 13-by 9-inch baking dish with cooking spray. Place the toast in the dish. Beat 4 cups milk, one 12-ounce can chocolate syrup, and 2 eggs; pour over the toast. Cover with foil and bake 10 minutes. Remove foil and stir. Bake, uncovered, 20 to 25 minutes longer or until set. Serve warm with canned whipped cream. Total time: 50 minutes.