Make this. Make this ASAP. It is one of those dishes that sends not only your taste buds, but all of your emotions into a frenzy... one of those dishes that makes your guests gasp, "This is the best thing I have ever put in my mouth!!!"... one of those dishes that people talk about for years to come and ask you the recipe for...
I read about Croissant & Chocolate Bread Pudding on Real Simple's website and it sounded hearty for a snowed in brunch. But I was unprepared for how amazing the first bite was.
To start out you buy or bake 6 croissants. Shred them into pieces. In a separate mixing bowl, combine milk, cream, sugar, vanilla, nutmeg & a little ground salt and whisk together. Fold in the croissant pieces along with 4 oz of bittersweet chocolate chips ( I used Ghirardelli).
Pour the mixture into a 2 quart baking dish (I actually used a 3 qt sauce pan.)
Bake at 375 degrees for 30-40 minutes - until a fork comes out clean.
If you're like me, you won't be able to wait for it to cool because the smell is too compelling. Scoop yourself a serving & enjoy right away... or, fine, you could let it cool and serve it to guests.
Full recipe on RealSimple.com here.
PS. I am not messing around. This rivals my Jalapeno Cheese Grits that everyone dies for. Make. It. Now.