I love bread. I love chocolate. I love soggy, chocolatey bread. So you can imagine I thoroughly enjoyed this week’s TWD recipe chosen by Lauren of Upper East Side Chronicle (soon to be A Baking Blog), 4-Star Bread Pudding. I’m sure you all know how bread pudding works, basically you soak stale bread cubes in a milk mixture and bake it – deeeelicious. Dorie boils milk and cream together and mixes it together with eggs, sugar and chocolate; she pours it over stale Challah or Brioche and raisins or dried cherries and voila, chocolate bread pudding.

Now, I didn’t do excactly as Dorie told me to. I decided to pass on the option of the raisins or dried cherries (I don’t believe in fruit/chocolate mixtures- you know that!), I added a dash of cinnamon, and I also tossed in some semi-sweet chocolate chips with my bread. I ended up using twice the amount of chocolate called for and still could’ve used a tad more….I know..it’s a sickness. We’re looking into it. I used Challah bread, which was perfect – I love Challah. Especially the smooth, shiny crust – beautiful.

I personally think this recipe would be perfect at breakfast/brunch. To me, it seems to fit in somewhere in the family of my personal breakfast favorite, chocolate chip pancakes (with the whipped cream smiley face, thankyouverymuch!). I was really glad I added the extra chocolate chips – it really added to the “gooeyness” and in my opinion helped a lot with the taste and texture.

If you would like the recipe, head on over to Lauren’s blog and make yourself a chocolate bread pudding this weekend!

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  1. Oooooh cinnamon! Why didn’t I think of that? I bet it was fantastic with the chocolate :)

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    Comment by Tracey — April 20, 2009 @ 9:20 PM

  2. More chocolate? Bring it on!

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    Comment by Megan — April 20, 2009 @ 9:50 PM

  3. Yeah…this was a winner. YUMMY!

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    Comment by Natalie — April 20, 2009 @ 9:57 PM

  4. Wow, this looks fantastic!!!

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    Comment by farah — April 21, 2009 @ 5:28 AM

  5. I think that your decision to add extra chocolate chips to the pudding was great. I had to do that to up the chocolate factor when I reheated mine.

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    Comment by Jessica — April 21, 2009 @ 5:54 AM

  6. You are so right – Chocolate+Bread does equal Love!

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    Comment by Eliana — April 21, 2009 @ 7:00 AM

  7. Looks amazing!!! In fact I think I might go get a bowl of mine right now!

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    Comment by Michelle — April 21, 2009 @ 7:02 AM

  8. I agree this would make a great breakfast. I’m glad you loved the chocolate!

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    Comment by Clivia — April 21, 2009 @ 7:45 AM

  9. You’re right… chocolate & bread = love, but I just couldn’t do it! I had some yummy Arnold Palmer cupcakes, though! ;) Love your pics!!

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    Comment by Hornedfroggy of My Baking Heart — April 21, 2009 @ 8:18 AM

  10. Yours looks wonderful. Really you don’t like fruit/chocolate mixtures?! You’re a weirdo :) I totally agree that this need more chocolate though, I bet your was delicious!

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    Comment by Sara — April 21, 2009 @ 8:34 AM

  11. Your pudding looks fantastic.

    I didn’t use fruit in mine either.

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    Comment by chocolatechic — April 21, 2009 @ 9:12 AM

  12. Looks delicious!

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    Comment by Cate O'Malley — April 21, 2009 @ 9:31 AM

  13. I love, love, love bread pudding – this one looks AMAZING!

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    Comment by Pam — April 21, 2009 @ 11:42 AM

  14. Whipped cream smiley face? How’d I go through childhood without that?! Nothing wrong with more chocolate though :)

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    Comment by Caitlin — April 21, 2009 @ 4:53 PM

  15. Wow! Looks yummy. I skipped the dried fruit too – that would have distracted from the chocolate!! :)

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    Comment by foodlibrarian — April 22, 2009 @ 1:30 PM

  16. Those pictures are so great!! Nice job.

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    Comment by pamela — April 22, 2009 @ 6:48 PM

  17. Hehe, I did not add any fruits in mine either. I decided to use cinnamon bread instead and the results were amazing.

    I love that first pic! Gimme! Gimme!

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    Comment by Sugar B — April 22, 2009 @ 7:02 PM

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    Comment by Kristina — April 23, 2009 @ 9:11 AM

  19. OH!! That looks heavenly. Guess I will have to break down and try.

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    Comment by Margaret — April 23, 2009 @ 4:03 PM

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