Triple Chocolate Bread Pudding ~ there is a version for the kids, and a version for adults. Both are delicious!
Keyword: breakfast, chocolate
Skill Level: Basic
1 -poundloaf French or Italian bread
1cuppacked light brown sugar
2teaspoonspure almond extract
1 1/2teaspoonsground cinnamon
6large eggslightly beaten
8ouncessemisweet chocolate chips
Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F.
In another bowl, combine the granulated and brown sugars with the cocoa powder and mix well. Add this to the milk mixture and whisk to combine.
Lightly grease a 13 by 9-inch baking dish. Place the bread in the baking dish.
In a large bowl, whisk together the milk, cream, and liqueur.
Add the vanilla and almond extracts and the cinnamon to the beaten eggs. Combine the egg mixture with the milk mixture and mix well. Stir in chocolate chips. Pour the mixture evenly over the bread cubes; let stand, stirring occasionally, for at least 20 minutes, or until the bread has absorbed most of the milk mixture. Bake the pudding for 1 hour, or until set; a knife inserted into the center of the pudding should come out clean. Serving the pudding warm, or refrigerate it and serve chilled.
Serve it warm or cold, with whipped cream or a dessert sauce.