Friday, February 17, 2012

Chocolate Chip Bread Pudding with Chocolate Sauce

It was a lazy Thursday afternoon. I was lying in front of the TV in my parent's bedroom watching Nigella Kitchen. For that particular episode, the dessert was Chocolate Chip Bread Pudding.

I am no fan of bread pudding. My uncle would host a Raya open house every year and my cousin would make her signature bread pudding. I never touched or even tasted those. It doesn't have the appeal to me, ya know?

But from the way Nigella make the pudding.........I was mesmerized and it looked SO GOOD and effortless. So I HAD to try and make those. Besides, there's chocolate, how can that be not tasty? And the recipe is easy to memorize. I didn't copy down what she said. When I've found my recipe book I recalled the episode and write down the recipe. As easy as 1, 2, 3!

To make it more appealing to me, I make together chocolate sauce. Divine!

So now, I'm not a bread pudding lover just yet, but I won't turn down 'em either if offered/served.

Chocolate Chip Bread Pudding
Adapted from Nigella Kitchen (forgot which episode but I'm sure you can easily find it)

  • 250 grams bread - Nigella uses stale bread but I just couldn't bother so I used the whole 400 grams of Massimo bread
  • 100 grams chocolate chips
  • 500 ml fresh milk
  • 125 ml whipping cream
  • 3 eggs
  • 40 grams brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla essence
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar, for sprinkling

Chocolate Sauce
  • 4 oz (113 grams) chocolate
  • 1/2 cup fresh milk
  • 1 tablespoon sugar

  1. Pre-heat oven to 170 degrees C. Grease a 23 cm baking dish and set aside.
  2. Cut the bread into cubes and put them in the baking dish. Sprinkle the chocolate chips on, in and under the bread cubes.
  3. In another bowl or jug, whisk together milk, cream, eggs, brown sugar and vanilla. Pour the mixture over the bread in the baking dish.
  4. Press the bread lightly so that all bread has been soaked with the custard.
  5. Sprinkle the brown sugar on top of the bread. If you'd like more chocolate, sprinkle more chocolate chips.
  6. Bake in the oven for 40-50 minutes.
  7. To make the chocolate sauce, heat milk in a small saucepan until boil. When it boils, pour the milk on the chocolate. Whisk until they turn smooth and glossy.