Chocolate Bread Pudding

Written by chanie on March 11th, 2013

I’m a total sucker for bread pudding. And not just because it’s an excuse to use up leftover bread (which would normally be a good enough reason!). It’s because it’s got that rich comfort food quality that warms you up inside with each and every bite. Spoon after spoon, flavor after flavor, bread pudding is simply, delicious.

Usually, I whip up a batch of chocolate cinnamon bread pudding with chocolate chips. It’s really good, I have to admit. But when I made a variation of this recipe in culinary school last week, I was just wowed by the melted chocolately goodness. Instead of just throwing in chocolate chips, the custard is heated and poured over the chocolate, creating a rich chocolate sauce. The sauce is then poured over the bread so that every morsel is soaked in chocolate batter. Every bite is pure chocolate bliss.

Oh, and there’s rum too. Do I even need to elaborate?

With Pesach a mere 2 weeks away, it’s time to pull all that leftover challah out from the back of your freezer and bake up this awesome treat. You’ll love it so much, you’ll be stashing challah just so that you can make again!

Happy Cleaning!

1 year ago: Bubby’s challah kugel
2 years ago: perfect pareve french toast

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  1. Hindy says:

    This looks amazing and so rich. I love that you made it pareve with coconut milk!

  2. Bread pudding is soooo good. Can I use fresh challah?

    • chanie says:

      You sure can! You’ll find a lot of recipes that call for stale bread because when bread is old, it loses some of it’s moisture and becomes like a sponge, soaking up all of the custard. But fresh challah will work practically just as well.

  3. Dina says:

    Wow. I might make challlah just so I can have leftovers to make this :)

  4. This sounds so decadent! I love using coconut milk to make parve bread pudding.

  5. I’m not sure why I’ve never used my leftover bread for breadpudding but I will now! Yum!

  6. Wendy says:

    We never have left over challah! :) I better buy an extra and hide it so that I can make this. This looks delicious.

  7. Ronnie Fein says:

    I am also a sucker for bread pudding! So good. This one looks rich and fudgy. Yum.

  8. Holy cow! This looks fantastic! Can’t wait to try!

  9. This is my kind of bread pudding, I only like them very chocolatey.

  10. I looooooove a good bread pudding! I make them savory all the time but I love this idea of using coconut milk with the chocolate. Very nice.

  11. Yum, I think the kids will love this, especially as an extra treat before Passover!

  12. i always use leftover challah for french toast…but this looks amazing. thanks for the idea

  13. This looks amazing! Definitely a great use of leftover challah.

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