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  Categories: Cyberealm, Desserts
       Yield: 8 servings
       8 sl Pumpernickel bread, crusts
     1/4 c  Currants
       1 c  Milk
       1 oz Unsweetened chocolate, fine-
            -ly chopped
     3/4 c  Sugar
     1/4 ts Vanilla
     1/4 c  Butter, melted
       2 c  Whipping cream
       3 oz Semisweet chocolate, finely
       9    Egg yolks
   1. Lightly brush bread slices with melted butter. Place bread in greased 2
   1/2 quart 4 inch deep baking pan or souffle dish. Sprinkle bread with
   currants and set aside.
   2. Bring whipping cream and milk to a boil in a small saucepan. Whisk in
   chopped chocolate until melted. Whisk together sugar, egg yolks, and
   vanilla. Beat cream/chocolate mixture into egg mixture. Blend well.
   3. Pour over bread slices and currants. Let stand 30 minutes to allow bread
   to soak up liquid. Cover pan with buttered foil and place in a larger pan
   filled halfway with warm water.
   4. Bake at 350F for 45 minutes - 1 hour, or until knife inserted in pudding
   comes out clean. Cool slightly. Serve with whipped cream, if desired.