*  Exported from  MasterCook  *
 
                           Chocolate Silk Pudding
 
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 Serving Size  : 1    Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Custard & Pudding
 
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
 --------  ------------  --------------------------------
    4      Cups          milk
      1/2  Stick         unsalted Butter, cut into small pieces
    4      Ounces        best quality unsweetened chocolate
    2      Large         eggs
      1/2  Cup           sugar
    1      Teaspoon      pure vanilla extract
      1/2  Teaspoon      ground cinnamon
      1/4  Teaspoon      salt
    2      Cups          soft fresh bread crumbs
                         whipped cream or vanilla
                         ice cream for serving, optional
 
 This is a great recipe.  Its more like a deep chocolate pudding than a
 bread pudding.  The bread crumbs dissolve and melt into the eggs and
 chocolate as it bakes, and forms a smooth custard that’s rich but not
 heavy.  Preheat oven to 325 degrees, with rack in center.  Butter a 1
 1/2 quart shallow baking dish. In a medium saucepan, combine the milk,
 butter and chocolate.  Bring to boil over med-low heat, and stir
 occasionally, until butter and chocolate melt. Meanwhile in a lg. bowl,
 whisk the eggs, sugar, vanilla, cinnamon, and salt.  Add bread crumbs
 and stir in the hot milk mixture.  Pour into prepared baking dish. Bake
 until the pudding is set and kind of wobbly, but not liquid in the
 center, about 45-60 minutes; don't overbake. Let cool on wire rack.
 Serve the silk pudding slightly warm or cold, with whipped cream or
 vanilla ice cream if you want. Serves 6 From:   TJTJ71C    Denise
 Butkus. Formatted by Olivia Liebermann
 
 Martha’s note:  Be sure to use unsalted butter.  Salted changes taste
 considerably.
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