Chocolate Bread Pudding

Chocolate Bread Pudding

Prep: 30 Minutes Cook: 5 Minutes Serves: 6 Submitted by: KING'S HAWAIIAN

Ingredients

2 1/2 cups half and half
1 1/2 cups semisweet chocolate chips 9 oz
4 large eggs
1/4 cup granulated sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/8 teaspoon salt
Lightly packed 12-inch cubes KING'S HAWAIIAN Original Hawaiian Sweet Round Bread(about half a 16 oz loaf)

Preparation

Step 1
Heat half-and-half in 2-qt saucepan over medium heat until small bubbles form around edge.

Step 2
Remove from heat, stir in chocolate, mix until melted. Cool slightly.

Step 3
Whisk together eggs, sugar, vanilla and salt.

Step 4
Fold 1 cup cooled chocolate into egg mixture.

Step 5
Pour chocolate mixture over bread cubes and mix until bread is well coated.

Step 6
Cover and let stand at room temperature for 30 minutes.

Step 7
Preheat oven to 325° F.

Step 8
Lightly apply non-stick spray to six 6-oz custard cups. Mound bread equally into each cup*.

Step 9
Place cups on baking sheet. Bake for 35-40 minutes or until knife inserted in center comes out nearly clean.

Step 10
Best served warm with chocolate or vanilla sauce. *A greased 8x8x2-inch pan may be substituted. Bake 40-45 minutes in preheated 325° F oven.