Total Time
1hr 45mins
Prep 15 mins
Cook 1 hr 30 mins

This recipe goes back to my grandmother. She was a wonderful cook and had to make do with what she had. I guess they all had leftover homemade bread. This sounds like it is toooo simple to be good, but we love it. It has a wonderful flavor.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Butter a 2 quart baking bowl or use cooking spray.
  2. Add the eggs and beat in the bowl with a fork.
  3. Add the sugar and the cocoa and mix well with the eggs.
  4. Add the milk slowly to the above mixture wisking all the time.
  5. Add salt and vanilla and mix well.
  6. Break the bread up in pieces and add to milk mixture making sure all the bread in under the milk and wet.
  7. Bake in a 375 degree oven for about 1 1/2 hours in a pan of water.
Most Helpful

4 5

Too soggy and not enough chocolate. Next time I'll use less milk, more cocoa and maybe add some berries or chocolate chips.

*The sogginess could have been because I had to use skim milk so I'm not taking any stars off for that. But this still didn't satisfy my lust for chocolate so it only gets 4 out of 5. Overall it was good but not what I was hoping for.

5 5

This was divine! I halved the recipe with no problem, and added orange essence instead of vanilla since orange + chocolate = heaven. Delicious! Thanks for sharing!

5 5

This is a really yummy pudding perfect to satisfy that chocolate craving. I was longing for anything chocolate-ey for the last 1 week and my eyes were watching this recipe. When I read that this is your grandma's recipe, it reminded me of my late grandmothers', both of whom were very good cooks. I finally decided I had to make it today since we had 5 slices of white bread and just enough milk on hand to try this. I did not preheat my oven to bake this. I baked this pudding at 200C for 60 minutes. I did not have vanilla essence on hand, so I substituted it with orange essence. I used Hershey's cocoa powder to make this. I love this pudding served warm. The smell of the baked pudding is wafting all over my apartment as I type this review:) I cant wait for the rest of my family to dig into this!! Thank you for making my day so happy!