If you would like this to be richer,
substitute cream or half and half for some of the milk.
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Chocolate Bread Pudding
butter for baking dish
4 C. bread, in slices or large cubes
4 C. milk
2 squares unsweetened chocolate
3/4 C. sugar
2 eggs, beaten
1/4 t. salt
1 t. vanilla extract
Preheat oven to 350°F. Butter a baking dish. (The larger the dish, the crisper
the bread. An eight-inch square baking dish results in a crisp top and a soft
Optional: Many people like to soak the bread in milk for a half-hour before
combining the ingredients. This makes a very soft pudding. If you like your
pudding soft, place the bread in a mixing bowl, pour the milk over, and soak for
30 minutes. Otherwise, skip this step.
Combine the milk and chocolate in a double boiler. Cook over low heat until
chocolate has melted. (If you've presoaked the bread, pour off the milk in order
to warm it.) Whisk the sugar, eggs, vanilla and salt into the melted chocolate
Arrange the bread in a baking dish, overlapping the slices. Pour the milk
mixture over the bread. Let stand for a minute or two. Bake for one hour.
Makes 8 servings.