Food Friday ~ Father’s Day Chocolate Bread Pudding
Yesterday we discovered that one of the reasons there aren’t many pictures of vintage Father’s Day cakes was because it’s not a very old holiday. I decided to look through my pictures to see what I had for Father’s Day. I have nothing! My husband is not a cake lover. The only cake he really likes is Upside Down Pineapple cake, and lets face it, no matter how you dress it up, it’s just not that photogenic.
My dad loves things like bread pudding, so I usually try to make that for him on Father’s Day. On one Father’s Day I made a Chocolate Bread Pudding that turned out really good. It went great with the brunch we had for him. Here’s an easy recipe below. Have a wonderful weekend and a really nice Father’s Day!
Decadent Chocolate Bread Pudding
from My Kitchen Addiction
2 1/2 cups half and half
1 1/2 cups dark chocolate chips
3/4 cup brown sugar
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon salt
6 cups day old bread, cut into cubes
Whipped cream (optional)
Bring the half and half to a simmer in a medium saucepan over the stove. Remove from the heat, add the chocolate chips. Let the mixture sit for 5 minutes to melt the chocolate, then stir to evenly combine. In a large mixing bowl, beat together the eggs, brown sugar, vanilla, and salt. Gradually add the chocolate mixture to the egg mixture, beating to gradually temper the eggs. Continue to beat the mixture until it is smooth and all of the ingredients are evenly incorporated. Place the bread cubes in a large mixing bowl. Pour the mixture over the bread cubes, and toss to evenly coat all of the bread. Let the mixture sit for at least 15 minutes, while you preheat the oven to 325°F. Grease a large baking dish, and then transfer the bread mixture to the prepared baking dish. Bake for about 45 minutes, until the center is set, but the pudding is still moist. Serve warm topped with whipped cream, if desired.