Tested till perfect Chocolate Bread Pudding with Creme Anglaise
Chocolate Bread Pudding with Creme Anglaise
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Chocolate Bread Pudding with Creme Anglaise

Indulgent and luscious, this bread pudding is an ideal centrepiece for brunch or the ultimate sweet afternoon treat. The best part is that it uses up two perennial holiday leftovers: day-old bread and decadent chocolates.

By Jennifer Bartoli and The Test Kitchen

Source: Canadian Living Magazine: January 2014

Recipe4 out of 5 based on 11 ratings.
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  • Prep time 25 minutes
  • Total time 3-1/2 hours
  • Portion size 8 servings


  • 6 cups 6cupscubed (3/4 inch/2 cm) day-old French or other crusty bread
  • 2 cups 2cupsmilk
  • 1/2 cup 1/2cupwhipping cream 35%
  • 1/3 cup 1/3cupgranulated sugar
  • 3 3eggeggs
  • 2 tsp 2tspvanilla
  • 1 cup 1cupassorted chocolate, Skor, Turtles or Toblerone

Crème Anglaise:

  • 1 cup 1cupwhipping cream 35%
  • 1/2 cup 1/2cupmilk
  • 5 5egg yolkegg yolks
  • 1/4 cup 1/4cupgranulated sugar
  • 1 tsp 1tspvanilla
  • Pinch Pinchsalt
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Crème Anglaise: In heavy saucepan over medium heat, heat cream with milk just until bubbles form around edge. In bowl, whisk together egg yolks, sugar and salt; gradually whisk in cream mixture. Return to pan; cook, whisking constantly, over medium-low heat, until thick enough to coat back of spoon, 3 to 5 minutes. (Do not boil.) Immediately strain through fine-mesh sieve into bowl; stir in vanilla. Place plastic wrap directly on surface; refrigerate until chilled, about 1 hour.

: Refrigerate for up to 24 hours.

Arrange bread in 8-inch (2 L) square baking dish. Whisk together milk, cream, sugar, eggs and vanilla; pour over bread. Cover and refrigerate for 2 hours.

Make-ahead: Refrigerate for up to 12 hours.

Sprinkle chocolates over bread mixture, lightly pressing to submerge. Bake in 350 F (180 C) oven until light golden and knife inserted in centre comes out clean, 50 to 55 minutes.

Let cool for 10 minutes; serve warm with crème anglaise.

Nutritional Information per serving: about

cal 502 pro 13g total fat 30g sat. fat 12g
carb 47g dietary fibre 1g sugar 27g chol 254mg
sodium 311mg potassium 218mg


calcium 16 iron 16 vit A 29 folate 35
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