Chocolate Bread Pudding




Farmgirl’s Chocolate Bread Pudding

2/3 cup plus 1 Tablespoon sugar
1 cup heavy cream
8 oz. bittersweet chocolate
5 eggs, separated
1 stick butter
1 Tablespoon vanilla
2 cups bread crumbs from firm bread

Simmer cream and add butter. Chop chocolate in food processor until fine.

Mix hot cream into chocolate. Add 1/3 cup sugar, vanilla and egg yolks, one at a time. Mix well.

Add bread crumbs.

In another bowl, beat egg whites until stiff and soft peaks form. Gradually add rest of sugar. Beat until glossy and stiff.

Stir 1/3 egg whites into chocolate mixture. Fold in remaining whites.

Turn into greased bake dish or individual ramekins. Place bake dish or ramekins in another pan of warm water, so that water is about halfway up the sides of the dish. Bake for 40-45 minutes at 350 degrees. Let cool 10 minutes.

Serve. Also nice when topped with a dollop of whipped cream and a dusting of cinnamon.

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