*  Exported from  MasterCook  *
                          Chocolate  Bread Pudding
 Recipe By     : Ann Miner <annminer@nauticom.net>
 Serving Size  : 6    Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Puddings                         Chocolate
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
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    8      ounces        French bread baguette -- cut into 1/4 in roun
      1/2  cup           Unsalted butter -- melted
    3      cups          Whipping cream
    1      cup           Milk
    1      tablespoon    Vanilla
    8      large         Egg yolks
  pn Salt 2 lg Eggs 8 oz Semisweet choc; melted 1/2 c  Sugar  Preheat
  oven to 350^. Arrange bread slices on heavy large cookie sheet. Brush
  with melted butter.  Bake until crisp, about 15 min. Cool.
   Heat 3 cups cream & milk in heavy saucepan over med heat until just
  warm to touch.  Wisk yolks, eggs, sugar, vanilla and salt in med bowl.
  Gradually whisk in warm cream mixture. Place chocolate in large bowl.
  Gradually whisk in cream mixture . Whisk until well blended. Stand
  bread slices on the sides in 9 in round pan with 2 in high sides. (I
  had to use a bigger pan because it wouldn't fit).Pour chocolate
  custard over bread. Let stand until bread softens & absorbs some of
  custard,pressing bread down occasionally, about 40 min.
   Preheat oven to 350^. Place cake pan in large baking pan. Add enough
  water to baking pan to come halfway up sides of pudding. Bake until
  knife inserted in center of pudding comes out clean, about 1 hour.
  Coolslightly. Spoon into dishes. Serve with whipped cream if desired.
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