Chocolate Bread Pudding With Grand Marnier Sauce

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READY IN: 2hrs
SERVES: 8
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • Brush both sides of bread slices with butter, place on baking sheet, bake at 400°F oven until golden brown, 3 to 5 minutes per side.
  • In a heavy saucepan, heat cream and milk over medium high heat until bubbles form at edge.
  • Remove from heat.
  • Stir in chocolate until mixture is smooth.
  • In a separate bowl, whisk together eggs, yolks and sugar.
  • Stir in chocolate mixture and vanilla.
  • Arrange bread in 9 inch square baking dish, pour custard over.
  • Cover surface of pudding with plastic wrap.
  • Place slightly smaller dish on top and weigh down with heavy cans.
  • Let pudding stand for 30 minutes.
  • Remove weights and plastic wrap.
  • Cover dish with foil and puncture with fork to allow steam to escape.
  • Place baking dish in larger shallow baking dish.
  • Pour in enough boiling water to reach halfway up sides of pan.
  • Bake in 325°F oven until firm, about 1 hour and 15 minutes.
  • Let cool for at least 30 minutes before serving.
  • (Pudding can be covered and refrigerated overnight and reheated gently or served cold.) To serve, cut bread pudding into squares.
  • Pool a little Grand Marnier custard sauce on each plate and top with bread pudding square.
  • Pour more sauce over if desired.
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