Monday, February 13

Chocolate Bread Pudding

Happy Valentine's Day, Kenny & MaeMae!
1 (1 pound) loaf of French bread, cubed
6 eggs, lightly beaten
2 1/2 cups milk  
1/4 cup heavy cream
1/2 cup coffee, brewed strong 
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
1 teaspoons almond extract
1 cup sugar
1 cup packed light brown sugar
1/4 cup cocoa powder
1 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon

-In a large bowl whisk eggs then add milk, heavy cream, coffee and extracts. Whisk until combined.
-In a separate bowl combine: sugars, coco powder and cinnamon and stir until combine and coco powder is fine. Then add to egg mixture.
-Add cubed bread to egg mixture. Lightly toss until each bread cube is coated. Allow to sit for 10-20 minutes for bread to soak up liquid.
-Transfer bread mixture to a 9x13 baking dish coated w/ cooking spray. Bake at 350 for 1 hour or until center is set (knife comes out clean).
Note: I always cook mine in a water bath. If you do not have a large enough pan that the 9x13 will fit in, cover the bread pudding for the first 30 minutes of cooking time.
-Top w/ hot fudge sauce, whipping cream or both :)

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