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White Chocolate Bread Pudding with White Chocolate Sauce

White Chocolate Bread Pudding with White Chocolate Sauce

[Photograph: Evan Sung]

A double dose of white chocolate goes into this bread pudding fromOne Bowl Baking: first, it's folded into the custard base, and next, it's melted and mixed with heavy cream to make a sauce. The smooth white chocolate contrasts beautifully with chewy chunks of baguette. Simply sublime.

Excerpted from One Bowl Baking by Yvonne Ruperti. Copyright © 2013.

White Chocolate Bread Pudding with White Chocolate Sauce

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About This Recipe

Yield:Serves 9
Active time:15 minutes
Total time:1 hour
Special equipment:8- by 8-inch baking dish
This recipe appears in: Bake the Book: White Chocolate Bread Pudding

Ingredients

  • Butter, for greasing the pan
  • 8 ounces (225 grams) French baguette, crust left on, cut into 1-inch cubes
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  • Pudding:
  • 2 cups (475 mL) heavy cream
  • 3/4 (180 mL) cup whole milk
  • 1/3 cup (2 1/3 ounces or 65 grams) granulated sugar
  • 12 ounces (340 grams) white chocolate, finely chopped
  • 1 large egg
  • 5 large egg yolks
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
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  • Sauce:
  • 2 ounces (55 grams) white chocolate, finely chopped
  • 1/2 cup (120 mL) heavy cream

Procedures

  1. 1

    Place an oven rack in the middle position. Preheat the oven to 375°F (190°C). Butter an 8 x 8-inch square baking dish. Scatter the bread cubes into the pan.

  2. 2

    To make the pudding: In a medium size heavy duty saucepan, heat the cream, milk, sugar, and chocolate over medium-low heat just until the chocolate is melted, stirring constantly. Remove the pan from the heat.

  3. 3

    Whisk in the egg, egg yolks, and vanilla until completely incorporated.

  4. 4

    Pour the custard over the bread cubes and press down on the bread cubes to soak. Let the mixture sit for 10 minutes, pressing onto the bread cubes a few times so that they soak evenly.

  5. 5

    Bake until golden and just set, about 30 to 35 minutes. Let the pan cool on a wire rack. Serve warm.

  6. 6

    To make the sauce: In a large heatproof bowl, heat the chocolate with the cream, gently whisking, until the chocolate is melted and the mixture is smooth. Serve immediately.

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