Chocolate Bread Pudding with Creme Anglaise

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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.

  • Portion size 8 servings

Ingredients

  • 6 cups cubed (3/4 inch/2 cm) day-old French or other crusty bread
  • 2 cups milk
  • 1/2 cup whipping cream 35%
  • 1/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 1 cup assorted chocolate Skor, Turtles or Toblerone
Crème Anglaise:
  • 1 cup whipping cream 35%
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 5 egg yolks
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • pinch salt

Method

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.

Make-ahead
: 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 facts per serving: about

  • Fibre 1 g
  • Sodium 311 mg
  • Sugars 27 g
  • Protein 13 g
  • Calories 502.0
  • Total fat 30 g
  • Potassium 218 mg
  • Cholesterol 254 mg
  • Saturated fat 12 g
  • Total carbohydrate 47 g

%RDI

  • Iron 16.0
  • Fibre 0.0
  • Folate 35.0
  • Sodium 0.0
  • Sugars 0.0
  • Calcium 16.0
  • Protein 0.0
  • Calories 0.0
  • Total fat 0.0
  • Vitamin A 29.0
  • Vitamin C 0.0
  • Potassium 0.0
  • Cholesterol 0.0
  • Saturated fat 0.0
  • Total carbohydrate 0.0
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