Chocolate bread pudding is a decadent sweet you can serve as a breakfast treat on special occasions or enjoy as a comforting snack. Perfectly moist, fluffy, and boasting a rich chocolatey flavor and fresh strawberries, this cozy dessert is a clever way to make the most of stale leftover bread. Chocolate bread pudding is incredibly simple to make, needing only a few ingredients. A little chocolate, some eggs, cream, strawberries, and of course, bread, it's an easy dessert that anyone can throw together, making it a wonderful choice for an effortless weeknight dessert.
You can make great-tasting bread pudding with virtually any kind of bread. Brioche and challah are excellent, while thick-cut white bread also delivers fantastic bread pudding. No matter what type of bread you choose for your bread pudding, stale bread is best. It'll soak up all the liquid and become soft and moist – just what you want in a tasty dessert.
The secret to a tender, moist chocolate bread pudding is using stale bread. Nothing beats stale bread in being able to soak up the wet ingredients, which rehydrates the bread and keeps the bread pudding moist as it's baking.
If your bread pudding comes out dry, you can fix it by adding sauce to it or serve it with cream or ice cream. The bread pudding with soak up the moisture from the sauce or ice cream.
– Use a 9 x 13-inch baking dish for your bread pudding.
– Let your ingredients come up to room temperature before you start baking. They'll mix more evenly.
– Bread pudding lasts for 5 days when covered and refrigerated. You can make your chocolate bread pudding ahead of time. When you're ready to reheat it, simply pop it in the oven for 5 to 10 minutes at 350°F.
– To keep your bread pudding for longer periods of time, store it in an airtight container and freeze it for up to 3 months.
Preheat your oven to 350°F. Lightly grease a baking dish with cooking spray.
Chop the bread into 1-inch cubes and place in a large bowl.
In a medium-sized bowl, combine milk, cream, eggs, sugar, vanilla, and cinnamon.
Pour the milk mixture over the bread, fold in the chocolate chips and strawberries, then stir to combine. Leave the bread to soak up the liquids for about 20 minutes.
Layer the bread mixture over the baking dish. Bake for 50 minutes to 1 hour, or until the pudding has set.
Remove the baking dish from the oven, and let the bread pudding cool slightly.
Serve, garnish with fresh strawberries and a drizzle of chocolate sauce.
Melt the butter and chocolate chips in a double boiler. Stir in the vanilla until the mixture is smooth. Slowly pour in the heavy cream.
Stirring to combine.
Go on until the sauce reaches your desired consistency.
Pour the chocolate sauce over the bread pudding immediately before serving.
– Swap strawberries for other berries to make tasty variations of this easy chocolate bread pudding.
– You can also make different sauces for your bread pudding. Toffee, berry coulis, butterscotch, or crème anglaise would all be delicious with this recipe.