Rich Chocolate Brioche Bake

Recipe by twissis
READY IN: 1hr 10mins
SERVES: 6
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • Lightly grease a shallow, oven-proof dish (or use PAM).
  • Melt chocolate w/marmalade & butter in a heat-proof bowl over just simmering water, stirring occ till smooth. (Choc mixture will be dark, glossy & approach a light pudding consistency).
  • Allow choc mixture to cool till just barely warm to the touch (It will have taken on a jam-like consistency at this point).
  • Generously spread the melted choc mixture over the brioche slices & arrange them in the dish so the slices overlap (See pic that will post after recipe is published).
  • Beat the eggs, milk & cream in a lrg bowl. Pour slowly & evenly over the brioche slices & refrigerate for 30 minutes.
  • Preheat oven to 350°F.
  • Remove dish from refrigerator, sprinkle w/raw sugar & bake (tented) for 30 minutes. Remove tent & continue baking for 10-20 minutes till the custard has set lightly & the brioche slices are golden brown.
  • Allow to sit till the baking dish is just cool enough to handle & serve warm.
  • NOTES: I could not get individual brioches or a lrg brioche loaf, so I used a dense Italian bread. A less dense bread does work best as it allows for better absorption of the custard mix. The recipe does not tell you to do this, but I suggest lightly brushing the exposed crusty edges of the overlapping brioche (or bread) slices w/butter using a pastry brush when the tent is removed.
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