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White Chocolate Bread Pudding

White Chocolate Bread Pudding

[Photograph: Yvonne Ruperti]

This buttery, rich white chocolate bread pudding is doused in a luscious white chocolate sauce.

Notes:

  • Using a good quality white chocolate really puts this bread pudding over the top. I use Ghiradelli or Callebaut chocolate.
  • Leftover bread pudding can be reheated in microwave.

About the Author: Yvonne Ruperti is a food writer, recipe developer, former bakery owner, and author of The Complete Idiot's Guide To Easy Artisan Bread. You can also watch her culinary stylings on the America's Test Kitchen television show. She presently lives in Singapore and is currently at work constructing her new blog, http://shophousecook.com/ .

White Chocolate Bread Pudding

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About This Recipe

Yield:serves 6 to 8
Active time:15 minutes
Total time:1 1/2 hours
Special equipment:8x8-inch baking dish
This recipe appears in: Chocoholic: White Chocolate Bread Pudding

Ingredients

  • For the Bread Pudding:
  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter (for greasing pan)
  • 9 ounces bread (croissant or French bread), cut into 1-inch cubes
  • 1 1/2 cups whole milk
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 1/3 cup (about 2 1/3 ounces) granulated sugar
  • 6 ounces white chocolate, finely chopped
  • 4 large yolks
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
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  • For the Sauce
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 2 ounces white chocolate, finely chopped

Procedures

  1. 1

    Grease 8-inch square pan with butter; set aside. Adjust oven rack to middle position and preheat oven to 350°F. Spread bread cubes onto rimmed baking sheet and bake until edges of bread feels dry, about 10 minutes. Remove from oven and let pan cool on wire rack.

  2. 2

    In medium saucepan whisk milk, cream, and sugar to combine. Heat over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until scalding. Remove from heat and whisk in chocolate until melted and smooth. Let sit to cool slightly, about 10 minutes.

  3. 3

    In large bowl, whisk egg yolks and egg to combine. Slowly whisk in warm milk mixture to combine. Whisk in vanilla. Add bread cubes and let soak, about 30 minutes, gently stirring occasionally.

  4. 4

    Pour mixture into prepared pan and bake until just set, about 25 minutes. Let cool slightly before serving, about 15 minutes.

  5. 5

    To make the sauce: In small saucepan over medium heat, heat cream to just simmering. Remove from heat and whisk in chocolate until melted and smooth. Serve immediately.

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