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Chocolate Bread Pudding with an Irish Whiskey Butterscotch Cream Sauce Recipe

Ingredients

  • 12-14 cups day old French bread, cubed 1-inch
  • 1 tablespoon salted butter
  • 8 ounces chocolate chips, blended
  • 1/4 cup Kahlua Coffee Liquor
  • 2 tablespoons cocoa
  • 2 1/2 cups heavy cream
  • 2 1/2 cups whole milk
  • 6 large brown eggs
  • 1 3/4 cup light brown sugar
  • 1 1/2 tablespoon Madagascar vanilla bean paste
  • 1 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup raisins
  • 2 tablespoon Irish whiskey, optional

Prep Time:

10 Minutes

Cook Time:

50 Minutes

Serves:

12

A great way to keep leftover bread from going to waste: turn it into bread pudding! This recipe is an insanely delicious twist on traditional bread pudding made with chocolate and Kahlua coffee liquor, and drizzled with a homemade Irish Whiskey Butterscotch Cream Sauce. 

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Preparation

  1. Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F. Cut or tear the bread into small pieces. Place the bread in a large bowl. Grease 9 by 13-ingh casserole dish with the remaining tablespoon of butter and set aside.
  2. In a large bowl combine the heavy cream, milk, eggs, brown sugar, vanilla, cinnamon, nutmeg, cocoa and raisins in a large bowl. Whisk to mix well making sure all ingredients are bonded well.
  3. Using a small food processor or blender add in all the chocolate and blend to a fine powder. You can also use a double broiler.
  4. Using a small skillet slightly heat the Kahlua Liquor and the whiskey, plus 2 ΒΌ cups of cream. Blend until chocolate mixture is nice and smooth. Using a spatula spoon out all the chocolate into the bread pudding cream mixture and mix well.
  5. Pour the cream mixture over the cut up bread, and stir to combine. Allow the mixture to sit at room temperature for 20 minutes mixing every 5 minutes to make sure all liquid is absorbed.
  6. Transfer the bread mixture to the casserole dish and bake until the center of the bread pudding is set, about 50 to 70 minutes. Remove from oven and let stand about 20 more minutes. This can be made ahead refrigerated and heated up or served cold.