Bread pudding is one of my most favorite desserts. And for some strange reason, I don't make it or eat it near enough. What's not to love? It's homey, creamy, full of texture, uses up stale bread and you can customize it to your liking.
Dorie's Chocolate Bread Pudding truly deserves four stars. Check out this ingredient list: challah bread, plum dried cherries, bittersweet chocolate and of course, the other ingredients that make up the pudding part of bread pudding (milk, heavy cream, sugar and eggs).
We absolutely loved this dessert! The cherries really plump up and provide such a great contrast and compliment to the bittersweet chocolate and subtle bread pudding. It's fancy enough to serve at a dinner party but cozy enough to enjoy on a weekday. One thing is for sure, it's special. We topped ours with powdered sugar and whipped cream. Next time I make it I'm going to whip up some creme anglaise as Dorie suggests.
The Tuesdays with Dorie group original baked and posted Four Star Chocoalte Bread Pudding on April 21, 2009. You can find the recipe here.
Wondering what all this Tuesdays with Dorie stuff is? Read this post. This month the group is posting two recipes each Tuesday to make sure we finish the cookbook before the end of the year. I'm taking it a bit further and posting two posts per day to catch up on all my make-up baking adventures. I call it #HELLmonth. Wish me luck.
PS: My Project Domestication Facebook page is up.