Total Time
1hr 5mins
Prep 15 mins
Cook 50 mins

I guess this is the dessert that says 'home' to me more than any other. It's the one my mom made for us regularly while we were growing up.

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Butter a 9 ½ inch oval baking dish (5 ½ to 6 cups).
  3. Cut crusts off bread.
  4. Cut bread into ½ to ¾ inch cubes to make 5 cups.
  5. In medium bowl, beat eggs, sugar, cocoa, cinnamon and ½ tsp vanilla extract until blended.
  6. Beat in butter and salt.
  7. Gradually stir in milk.
  8. Add bread, stirring to break up the cubes.
  9. Allow bread to absorb custard for 5 minutes.
  10. Pour into a dish.
  11. Bake 45 to 50 minutes, until a knife inserted in center comes out clean.
  12. In small bowl, beat heavy cream, icing sugar and remaining 1/2 t vanilla extract until stiff.
  13. Serve over bread pudding.