Monday, April 7, 2014

When Life Gives You Stale Bread Make Chocolate Bread Pudding

Joining a group of authors/bloggers for 10 exciting days of recipes and garden tips. To be eligible for the grand prize ( a Nook or Kindle along with a $25 gift card for the same)  you must visit each and every author on the hop and leave a comment. Giveaway ends April 16th at 11:59 PM EST. Open to Legal Residents (18 years of age or older) of the US only. Prizes cannot be shipped to PO Boxes. Leave a comment and your email. Here's the link to the list of authors.

My giveaway includes a $10 DD gift card, recipes, and fun baking stuff. There's also a print copy of Chocolate Magic. One winner will be picked randomly at the end of the event.
 Open to Legal Residents (18 years of age or older) of the US only. Prizes cannot be shipped to PO Boxes. 

Here's the much anticipated recipe I promised to those of you who visited my blog yesterday.
In  CHOCOLATE COUTURE, my hero finds himself in a mess when his hard of hearing uncle orders too many hamburger buns. Lucky for Noah, Lily takes pity on him and offers a recipe for a delicious chocolate bread pudding. 

 I'm not a fan of bread pudding, but if you add chocolate I just might try it. I'm also a semi-homemade kind of baker which makes step 5 my favorite. It's okay to skip to that one if you'd prefer.
Here's a recipe from Real Simple.

Chocolate Bread Pudding


  1. Whisk the milk, eggs, and sugar in a medium saucepan. Add the butter and chocolate and heat over low heat, stirring only until the butter and chocolate melt. Stir in the vanilla.
  2. Lightly coat a 13-by-9-inch baking dish with cooking spray. Arrange the bread slices in 3 layers. Pour the chocolate sauce over the bread.
  3. Cover with plastic wrap and place another baking dish on top to weigh down the bread. Set aside for 1 hour to allow the bread to absorb the sauce. (Can be made to this point up to 1 day ahead. Refrigerate.) Heat oven to 325° F.
  4. Remove the top baking dish and plastic. Bake uncovered 35 to 40 minutes or until set. Serve warm with whipped cream.
  5. To fake It...and save 1 hour, 10 minutes:Thaw two 13-ounce packages frozen French toast and cut into 1 ½-inch cubes. Heat oven to 325° F. Lightly coat a 13-by 9-inch baking dish with cooking spray. Place the toast in the dish. Beat 4 cups milk, one 12-ounce can chocolate syrup, and 2 eggs; pour over the toast. Cover with foil and bake 10 minutes. Remove foil and stir. Bake, uncovered, 20 to 25 minutes longer or until set. Serve warm with canned whipped cream. Total time: 50 minutes.


  1. Looks yummy! My hubs is our baker and I'm the cook! Thanks for the chance!
    tobihelton at gmail dot com

    1. Lucky you to have a someone who does the baking.

  2. oh chocolate bread pudding!!

    Thanks for the chance to win!

  3. That looks so good.

  4. Love bread puddings of all kinds - and I'm known for putting chocolate chips in everything. Sounds great!

  5. I love participating in these blog hops~ I always come away with a longer TBR as well as new bloggers added to my Bloglovin’ feed :)

    ilookfamous at yahoo dot com

  6. I have never attempted to make bread pudding. I love it though my grandmother is always inviting me up to eat it :)

  7. I've never eaten bread pudding but I am curious to know if I'll like it. Thank you for the recipe I may give it a try some time soon!
    greeniejoey at gmail dot com

  8. I'm not usually a bread pudding fan, but that recipe does look good. Chocolate does make everything more delicious. And I love step 5...some days you just need a warm dessert right away!

    dancingcelt at gmail dot com

  9. Thank you for sharing your recipe with us!! I'm not usually a bread pudding fan, but i'm a major chocoholic lol. Add chocolate to anything & I will probably try it lol! <3

    Thank you for the giveaway! I hope you have a great day! =)

    BLeigh1130 at yahoo dot com

  10. I've never had bread pudding, but I see they make it a lot on "Chopped." Your chocolate version sounds delicious!
    cchant86 @

  11. Love chocolate bread pudding -- I'm SO going to check out your "fake it" recipe!

    Thanks for the amazing giveaway!
    elizabeth @ bookattict . com

  12. Thank you for the recipe and for being part of the hop... Sounds pretty simple especially the faking it recipe :)

  13. Thanks for being a part of the giveaway!

    Alisha Sienkiel

  14. Chocolate! What's not to like? I may actually try this one. I Do like bread pudding, and your book sounds fun too (the one with the hard of hearing bun orderer). Thanks for hopping with us.

  15. Love Chocolate, just hopping by. thanks .Deb P

  16. Hi! Great post! Oh yum! Definitely gonna try! Thank you for sharing! :)
    ​And ​thank you for being apart of this awesome hop!