Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Chocolate Bread Pudding with White Chocolate Sauce

Hooray for Tuesdays, the designated day of my weekly baking club. This week we made chocolate bread pudding. Mmm. Someone at my house told me they didn't like bread pudding, and maybe it was true yesterday. But today is Tuesday and people change their desserty dislikes on Tuesdays as often as April rainstorms give way to sunshine. We have Dorie Greenspan to thank for that. It's becoming quite evident that I like just about every recipe that she creates. Chocolate Bread Pudding included. Incidentally, there's so much potential in a humble piece of bread. I've gotten into the habit of saving spare slices in one communal zip top bag in the freezer. Later, the aged slices make appearances as croutons, crumbs, soup thickeners, garlic bread, stratas, and now bread pudding. Keep this one in mind when you've got a good store of leftover white. For the real recipe, click here.
I made a 1/4 batch in a loaf pan with leftover bread for about $2.00. The sauce was made in the micro with some warmed cream and white chocolate.
Have a wonderful Tuesday. Thanks to my readers who kindly requested that I live up to my word and run my carrot cake recipe. Thanks for keeping me honest!
Next Up:
Buttermilk Glazed Carrot Cake with Cream Cheese Icing

24 comments:

gigi said...

I now have another reason to save the bread instead of feeding all those hungry sea gulls who tent to poop on us, the ungrateful things.
Sunshine and smiles.

Kathy said...

YUMMM!!! Looks divine!!! Bookmarking now...

VeggieGirl said...

WHITE CHOCOLATE SAUCE?!??!?!?! Pure bliss on that decadent bread pudding.

chocolatechic said...

Oh...your sauce looks wonderful.

Amanda said...

Can't wait to see the carrot cake!

I'm more of a vanilla custard bread pudding person myself, but I did enjoy this chocolate version. I added chocolate sauce in one helping and cream anglaise in another. Both were wonderful, but I definitely preferred it warmed up :)

deltawhiskey.us said...

Ohhh... I don't think I could change my mind about disliking bread pudding. I'm just not a fan of soggy breads. Looks good though!

~Cat

Erin, Nick and Merrick said...

Mmmmm looks great!

Catherine said...

I've never tried bread pudding, but you just gave me a reason to! It looks delicious.

Marjie said...

I save bread slices, too. Hubby and I love bread pudding, but the kids are fussier. I'll bet they'd like it in chocolate!

Allie said...

This looks incredibly tempting! I've got it bookmarked to try!

Cathy said...

Wow, you really took this to the next level with the white chocolate sauce, Prudy! And you are so right about Tuesdays changing dessert preferences everywhere - hooray for Dorie! Your bread pudding looks beautiful!

Engineer Baker said...

Hee - I never end up with stale bread, I eat it too quickly :) Yours looks awesome!

Karen said...

mmmm looks great! :) Funny how our families tastes change isn't it?

Michal said...

bread pudding is one of my least favorite desserts, but if you like this one, i've got to try it. i did have one i liked once that was made with croissants, heavy cream, and lots of belgian chocolate:)

Katrina said...

Glad you liked it! I did too and didn't think I would. Not sure I'd flip through the book and decide that's what I should make again, but really glad I made my first bread pudding--can't beat chocolate!

Tracey said...

Your pudding looks so fabulous with that sauce on top! Great job!

The Blonde Duck said...

Sounds good!

Coleen's Recipes said...

This looks excellent!!!

Mary Ann said...

Looks delicious and what a clever topping idea. This pudding could convert anyone, I think!

AmyRuth said...

Sweetened by white chocolate gravy mmm mmm mmm. Looks delicious. You are a wise woman. he he
AmyRuth

Pamela said...

Oh, white chocolate sauce!! What a fabulous idea. Yum!

TeaLady said...

White chocolate sauce. Perfect!!!

Jerri - Simply Sweet Home said...

This looks yummy!

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