Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Chocolate Chip Bread Pudding


We first had this dessert at our daughter's house and I've been meaning to make it for a long time. You say bread pudding and I'm in. It's like glorified French toast. What's not to  like?

Ingredients:
  • 1 loaf thick sliced bread, a few days old
  • 1 cup chocolate chips
  • 3/4 cups skor toffee bits
  • 4 Tbsp butter, melted
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 8 eggs
  • 3 cups milk
  • 2 tsp vanilla
Method:
  1. Cube bread. I used Texas toast, 60% whole wheat, trimmed crust slightly.
  2. Butter a 9X13 glass pan and spread bread cubes into greased dish.
  3. Sprinkle chocolate chips and toffee bits over bread.
  4. Mix the rest of the ingredients, using a whisk.
  5. Pour egg mixture over bread, making sure all the bread gets soaked.
  6. Let sit for 1/2 hour or for the rest of the day in the fridge.
  7. Bake in preheated oven at 325 F for 60 minutes. If it's as brown as you like, cover with foil, but bake another 10 minutes.
  8. Serve slightly warm or cooled with a butterscotch/caramel (ice cream) topping.
This bread pudding puffs up nicely in the oven, but deflates as it cools. I wish it wouldn't but that seems to be normal.

10 comments:

  1. Bread pudding is my favorite dessert of all time. I lived in England for a while, and the bread pudding was to die for! About two years ago I discovered an Irish pub down the street from me and they served the most amazing bread pudding I've ever had! This looks delicious! The only difference is that I use a rum sauce to drizzle over mine!

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  2. Any suggestions for a good substitute for "skor toffee bits?"

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    1. You can omit them. The original recipe did not have them. You may want to add 1/4 cup sugar to the egg mix.

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    2. chopped up Heath or Skor chocolate bar, if you can get that.

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    3. or, an equal amount of butterscotch or peanut butter chips if Skor isn't available? I'm thinking I'm going to use this recipe to make bread pudding with some raspberry, white-frosted buns I bought. Shouldn't have wasted my money on them - I think adding choc chips - and maybe butterscotch - to them, adding the eggs, milk, etc. and baking could make a great bread pudding - sort of like "when you get a lemon, make lemonade" :) (Do Canadians use that old saying?) Love reading your blogs as well as your recipes!

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    4. Yes, we use that saying. Great idea for those rolls you want to get rid of!
      Another thing you can do is to make French toast.

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  3. This bread pudding looks really good!! Bread Pudding has long been on my list of things to make. I must try this one.

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  4. I love bread pudding, I have to try this one!

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  5. It looks really good. Will have to try it. Does anyone know or remember a recipie for "Bubot"? I don't know if that's how you spell it. My mom would make a "Raisin Bubot" steaming in a dish hanging over a chicken Braten. It came out so moist ans saturated with the steam of the chicken.

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    1. You might try this http://www.mennonitegirlscancook.ca/2013/03/roasted-chicken-with-raisin-bubbat.html
      I know this one is inside the chicken, but you could bake in on the side or overtop, however you like.

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