2.06.2010

Blizzard Brunch: Croissant & Chocolate Bread Pudding

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.

5 comments:

Douglas said...

Ok, that's a recipe I'll be converting to vegan form ASAP.

@floridagirlindc said...

Ooh, when you do, please share... I'm trying to eat more in that direction...

Shari Sunday said...

Looks good. My grandmother always brought chocolate bread pudding for Christmas. She served it with hard sauce which is just butter and sugar creamed together with a little liquor. (I think she used bourbon.) I intend to try one today with plain old cocoa. The thing I remember liking what that it was not TOO sweet. Happy Super Bowl! The snow there is unbelievable.

@floridagirlindc said...

Yeah, the bittersweet chocolate helps cut the too sweetness. I would love to hear how that goes! Maybe next time I'll attempt the hard sauce..

Enjoy the game - and I'll try to dig out!

Jeff said...

Well worth the burned mouth from being impatient.