1 1/3 cups
2% low-fat milk
unsweetened chocolate, chopped
egg whites, lightly beaten
egg, lightly beaten
( hazelnut flavored liqueur)
4 1/2 cups
French bread, cubed
( about 8 oz. - 1/2 inch cubed)
low-fat vanilla ice cream
- Combine first 4 ingredients in a medium saucepan. Cook over medium-low heat 3 minutes or until chocolate melts, stirring constantly (do not boil).
- Combine egg whites and egg in a large bowl; gradually add hot milk mixture to egg mixture, stirring constantly with a whisk. Stir in liqueur, vanilla and salt. Add bread, tossing gently to coat.
- Spoon mixture into an 8-inch square baking dish coated with cooking spray. Cover with foil, chill 30 minutes or up to 4 hours.
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Sprinkle hazelnuts evenly over pudding. Place dish in a 13x9 inch baking pan; add hot water to pan to a depth of 1 inch. Bake, covered at 350 degrees for 30 minutes. Uncover and bake an additional 5 minutes or until a knife inserted in center comes out clean. Serve each bread pudding piece warm with 1/4 cup ice cream.