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       Title: CHOCOLATE BREAD PUDDING
  Categories: Desserts, Personal
       Yield: 6 servings
  
       3 oz Unsweetened chocolate
            - cut into small pieces
       2 c  Half and half
       2 c  Soft white bread crumbs
            - (loosely packed)
       2    Jumbo eggs
       1 c  Sugar
   1 1/2 ts Vanilla
       1 pn Salt
       1 c  Heavy cream; whipped
  
   HEAT THE CHOCOLATE AND half and half in a large saucepan over low
   heat for 12-15 minutes, stirring frequently until chocolate is
   completely melted. Remove pan from the heat, stir in the crumbs and
   let stand for one hour. Preheat oven to 350F. Beat the eggs until
   frothy, blend in the sugar, vanilla and salt, then mix into the
   chocolate. Pour the pudding into a buttered 1 1/2-quart casserole,
   set it in a shallow baking pan and pour enough hot water into the pan
   to come halfway up the sides of the casserole. Bake the pudding
   uncovered for 50 to 60 minutes until the pudding is set like custard.
   To test it, insert a toothpick in the center. If it comes out clean,
   pudding is done. Serve the pudding warm, topped with dollops of
   whipped cream.
   
   JEAN ANDERSON
   
   PRODIGY GUEST CHEFS COOKBOOK
  
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