Chocolate Bread Pudding with Two Chocolate Sauces & Almond Bark

The recipe Chocolate Bread Pudding with Two Chocolate Sauces & Almond Bark can be made in about 1 minutes. One portion of this dish contains roughly 186g of protein, 1055g of fat, and a total of 17176 calories. This recipe serves 1. For $31.53 per serving, this recipe covers 85% of your daily requirements of vitamins and minerals. A mixture of almond bark, whole milk, semi sweet chocolate chips, and a handful of other ingredients are all it takes to make this recipe so flavorful. A few people made this recipe, and 26 would say it hit the spot. It works well as an expensive dessert. It is brought to you by foxnews.com. With a spoonacular score of 90%, this dish is spectacular. Try Chocolate Bread Pudding with Two Chocolate Sauces, Chocolate Almond Bread Pudding, and Chocolate, Cherry & Almond Bread Pudding for similar recipes.

Servings: 1

 

Ingredients:

Almond bark, for garnish [recipe below]

1/2 cup sliced almonds

4 cup Fine-quality bittersweet chocolate chips

1 piece: New Orleans-style French bread, day old, about 23 inches long and weighing about 7½ to 8 ounces, cut into 0.5-inch cubes with crust on

3 cup Fine-quality white chocolate chips

Chocolate sauce, for serving [recipe below]

White chocolate sauce, for serving [recipe below]

3 cup heavy cream

3 1/2 cup Semi-sweet chocolate chips

1 3/4 cup sugar, divided

1 Tablespoon unsalted butter

1 2-inch-long piece of vanilla bean

2 1/2 cup white chocolate chips

1/2 cup whole milk

Equipment:

glass baking pan

sauce pan

whisk

frying pan

mixing bowl

oven

aluminum foil

baking pan

toothpicks

double boiler

baking paper

baking sheet

offset spatula

wax paper

Cooking instruction summary:

Preparation Pudding: Scatter the bread cubes in a 9-by-13-inch glass baking dish. Set aside. Step 1: In a heavy 3-quart saucepan, combine the cream, milk, and 1 cups sugar. Cut the piece of vanilla bean in half lengthwise, and scrape the tiny beans into the cream mixture. (Discard the scraped bean pod or add it to granulated or powdered sugar to make vanilla sugar.) Step 2: Bring the cream mixture to a simmer over medium-high heat, whisking constantly until the sugardissolves, then whisking occasionally. Step 3: Add the chocolate chips and continue cooking until the chocolate is melted, about two minutes more, whisking frequently and being sure to scrape the pan bottom clean as you whisk. Remove from heat. Step 4: In a large mixing bowl, lightly whisk the eggs until frothy. Very slowly add the chocolate mixture to the eggs, whisking constantly so the eggs dont curdle. Pour this custard mixture over the bread. Let the custard sit until cool enough for you to put your hands in it, about 10 minutes. Step 5: Once the custard is cool enough, toss the bread cubes with your hands, squeezing the cubes in the liquid to make sure all are well saturated. Cover and refrigerate overnight. About three hours before baking the pudding, remove the pan of pudding from the refrigerator, and evenly sprinkle the top with cup sugar. Let the pudding sit at room temperature for 45 minutes. Meanwhile, preheat the oven to 300F. Step 6: Once the pudding has sat 45 minutes, seal the baking dish with aluminum foil. Bake the pudding until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out almost clean and the pudding looks solidified with no puddles of liquid on the surface, about two hours. Once done, it will also start developing a few small, shallow cracks on top and there will be an irresistible smell of chocolate emanating from the oven. Step 7: Remove the pudding from the oven and let it sit for 15 minutes at room temperature before serving. Serving Suggestion: Cut the pudding into eight to 12 equal-size rectangles and place on heated dessert plates. Drizzle 2 to 3 tablespoons of the chocolate sauce on one half of each portion of pudding and the same amount of white chocolate sauce over the other half of the pudding. Position a piece of almond bark upright in the center of each serving for garnish. Refrigerate any leftover pudding and sauces. Chocolate Sauce: In a heavy 1-quart saucepan, combine the cream and sugar. Bring the mixture to a simmer over medium-high heat, whisking until the sugar is dissolved. Reduce the heat to low and gradually add the chocolate chips, whisking until each addition is completely melted into the cream before adding more. Add the butter and continue cooking, whisking constantly, until the butter is incorporated into the sauce. Remove from the heat. Serving Suggestion: Serve the sauce while its still warm, or, once its cool, store in the refrigerator in an airtight container until ready to reheat for serving. It will keep for up to one week covered and refrigerated. Reheat for serving in the top of a double boiler over hot (not simmering) water, whisking constantly to keep the sauce from scorching. White-Chocolate Sauce:Place the white-chocolate chips in a medium-size mixing bowl and set aside. In a heavy 2-quart saucepan, combine the cream, butter and sugar. Bring the mixture to a boil over medium-high heat, whisking constantly. Remove from heat and pour the cream mixture over the reserved chips, whisking until the mixture is smooth. Serving Suggestion: Serve the sauce while its still warm, or once its cool store it in the refrigerator in an airtight container until ready to reheat for serving. It will keep for at least one week covered and refrigerated. Reheat for serving in the top of a double boiler over hot (not simmering) water, whisking constantly to keep it from scorching. Almond Bark:Preheat the oven to 325F. Roast the almonds in a small baking pan until light golden, about five minutes, stirring once or twice. Watch them carefully so they dont over-brown. Line a rimmed baking sheet, about 17 by 12 inches by 1 inch, with parchment paper. Set aside. Step 1: Melt the bittersweet chocolate chips in the top of a double boiler over hot (not simmering) water, stirring until smooth. Remove the top of the pan from over the hot water when the chips are about half-way melted to stir thoroughly. Once the chocolate is smooth, remove it from heat and promptly pour it onto the baking sheet, spreading it in a thin, even layer with an icing spatula. Refrigerate, uncovered, until firm, about 15 minutes. Step 2: While the dark chocolate is chilling, melt the white chocolate chips as you did the dark ones. Take extra care to heat the white chocolate over very low heat, since white chocolate scorches more easily than dark chocolate. Also, wash and dry the icing spatula. Once the white chocolate is melted and the dark chocolate is firm, remove the dark chocolate from the refrigerator. Immediately spread the white chocolate evenly over the dark chocolate with the icing spatula, working quickly so the warmth of the white chocolate barely has time to melt the dark chocolate. (Dont worry if it melts a little. It will give the white chocolate a pretty marbled look.) Step 3: Promptly sprinkle the almonds over the white chocolate, breaking them into coarse crumbs as you go, and gently pressing them into the chocolate to make sure they stick. Refrigerate the candy, uncovered, until just firm. After 30 to 40 minutes the candy should be firm enough to break into rough 2-inch pieces of bark. Dont refrigerate until very firm before breaking into bark or the chocolate will be more difficult to break up Serving Suggestion: Use immediately or keep refrigerated, separated by sheets of wax paper, in airtight containers. The candy will keep at least one week.

 

Step by step:


1. Pudding: Scatter the bread cubes in a 9-by-13-inch glass baking dish. Set aside.

2. In a heavy 3-quart saucepan, combine the cream, milk, and 1 cups sugar.

3. Cut the piece of vanilla bean in half lengthwise, and scrape the tiny beans into the cream mixture. (Discard the scraped bean pod or add it to granulated or powdered sugar to make vanilla sugar.)

4. Bring the cream mixture to a simmer over medium-high heat, whisking constantly until the sugardissolves, then whisking occasionally.

5. Add the chocolate chips and continue cooking until the chocolate is melted, about two minutes more, whisking frequently and being sure to scrape the pan bottom clean as you whisk.

6. Remove from heat.

7. In a large mixing bowl, lightly whisk the eggs until frothy. Very slowly add the chocolate mixture to the eggs, whisking constantly so the eggs dont curdle.

8. Pour this custard mixture over the bread.

9. Let the custard sit until cool enough for you to put your hands in it, about 10 minutes.

10. Once the custard is cool enough, toss the bread cubes with your hands, squeezing the cubes in the liquid to make sure all are well saturated. Cover and refrigerate overnight. About three hours before baking the pudding, remove the pan of pudding from the refrigerator, and evenly sprinkle the top with cup sugar.

11. Let the pudding sit at room temperature for 45 minutes. Meanwhile, preheat the oven to 300F.

12. Once the pudding has sat 45 minutes, seal the baking dish with aluminum foil.

13. Bake the pudding until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out almost clean and the pudding looks solidified with no puddles of liquid on the surface, about two hours. Once done, it will also start developing a few small, shallow cracks on top and there will be an irresistible smell of chocolate emanating from the oven.

14. Remove the pudding from the oven and let it sit for 15 minutes at room temperature before serving.


White-Chocolate Sauce

1. Place the white-chocolate chips in a medium-size mixing bowl and set aside. In a heavy 2-quart saucepan, combine the cream, butter and sugar. Bring the mixture to a boil over medium-high heat, whisking constantly.

2. Remove from heat and pour the cream mixture over the reserved chips, whisking until the mixture is smooth.


Serving Suggestion

1. Cut the pudding into eight to 12 equal-size rectangles and place on heated dessert plates.

2. Drizzle 2 to 3 tablespoons of the chocolate sauce on one half of each portion of pudding and the same amount of white chocolate sauce over the other half of the pudding. Position a piece of almond bark upright in the center of each serving for garnish. Refrigerate any leftover pudding and sauces.

3. Chocolate Sauce: In a heavy 1-quart saucepan, combine the cream and sugar. Bring the mixture to a simmer over medium-high heat, whisking until the sugar is dissolved. Reduce the heat to low and gradually add the chocolate chips, whisking until each addition is completely melted into the cream before adding more.

4. Add the butter and continue cooking, whisking constantly, until the butter is incorporated into the sauce.

5. Remove from the heat.

6. Serve the sauce while its still warm, or, once its cool, store in the refrigerator in an airtight container until ready to reheat for serving. It will keep for up to one week covered and refrigerated. Reheat for serving in the top of a double boiler over hot (not simmering) water, whisking constantly to keep the sauce from scorching.

7. Serve the sauce while its still warm, or once its cool store it in the refrigerator in an airtight container until ready to reheat for serving. It will keep for at least one week covered and refrigerated. Reheat for serving in the top of a double boiler over hot (not simmering) water, whisking constantly to keep it from scorching.

8. Almond Bark:Preheat the oven to 325F. Roast the almonds in a small baking pan until light golden, about five minutes, stirring once or twice. Watch them carefully so they dont over-brown. Line a rimmed baking sheet, about 17 by 12 inches by 1 inch, with parchment paper. Set aside.

9. Melt the bittersweet chocolate chips in the top of a double boiler over hot (not simmering) water, stirring until smooth.

10. Remove the top of the pan from over the hot water when the chips are about half-way melted to stir thoroughly. Once the chocolate is smooth, remove it from heat and promptly pour it onto the baking sheet, spreading it in a thin, even layer with an icing spatula. Refrigerate, uncovered, until firm, about 15 minutes.

11. While the dark chocolate is chilling, melt the white chocolate chips as you did the dark ones. Take extra care to heat the white chocolate over very low heat, since white chocolate scorches more easily than dark chocolate. Also, wash and dry the icing spatula. Once the white chocolate is melted and the dark chocolate is firm, remove the dark chocolate from the refrigerator. Immediately spread the white chocolate evenly over the dark chocolate with the icing spatula, working quickly so the warmth of the white chocolate barely has time to melt the dark chocolate. (Dont worry if it melts a little. It will give the white chocolate a pretty marbled look.)

12. Promptly sprinkle the almonds over the white chocolate, breaking them into coarse crumbs as you go, and gently pressing them into the chocolate to make sure they stick. Refrigerate the candy, uncovered, until just firm. After 30 to 40 minutes the candy should be firm enough to break into rough 2-inch pieces of bark. Dont refrigerate until very firm before breaking into bark or the chocolate will be more difficult to break up

13. Serving Suggestion: Use immediately or keep refrigerated, separated by sheets of wax paper, in airtight containers. The candy will keep at least one week.


Nutrition Information:

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17175k Calories
186g Protein
1054g Total Fat
1779g Carbs
83% Health Score
Limit These
Calories
17175k
859%

Fat
1054g
1623%

  Saturated Fat
690g
4315%

Carbohydrates
1779g
593%

  Sugar
1442g
1602%

Cholesterol
1241mg
414%

Sodium
2087mg
91%

Caffeine
541mg
181%

Get Enough Of These
Protein
186g
372%

Manganese
11mg
570%

Copper
10mg
516%

Calcium
4931mg
493%

Phosphorus
4276mg
428%

Magnesium
1689mg
422%

Fiber
103g
413%

Iron
60mg
338%

Zinc
50mg
334%

Vitamin E
46mg
308%

Potassium
10684mg
305%

Vitamin B2
4mg
278%

Vitamin A
12776IU
256%

Selenium
130µg
187%

Vitamin K
167µg
159%

Vitamin B5
12mg
129%

Vitamin B12
7µg
125%

Vitamin B1
1mg
114%

Vitamin B3
20mg
103%

Vitamin B6
1mg
88%

Folate
277µg
69%

Vitamin D
6µg
45%

Vitamin C
13mg
16%

covered percent of daily need
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