This is one of my favorite dessert.. I always want to try to bake bread pudding.My first try was not successful but second try was absolutely delicious.
I found this to be very simple and fast to make.Creamy custard, melted chocolate , spongy challa bread and ICE CREAM…Such a yummy treat for my taste buds 🙂
This recipe has been adopted from Foodnetwork.com. I just didn’t make the chocolate ganache instead I served with vanilla ice cream and I omit the raisins.
- 4 cups whole milk, warmed
- 1 stick (8 tablespoons) butter, melted in microwave
- 1 1/2 cups sugar
- 6 eggs
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 loaf challah bread, cut into 1 1/2-inch slices
- 1 cup chocolate chips
- 1/2 cup raisins
- Chocolate Ganache
Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F.
Combine warmed milk and melted butter with the sugar, eggs, and vanilla in a large mixing bowl. Whisk until incorporated and smooth.
Line a large baking dish with two-thirds of the challah slices. Sprinkle with half the chocolate chips and half the raisins. Top with remaining challah slices, layering them one on top of the other, and then remaining chocolate chips and raisins, making sure the chips and raisins get inside the layers created by the challah slices.
Pour milk mixture slowly over the top of everything and let stand until the bread has absorbed almost all of the liquid, 5 to 10 minutes.
Wrap the baking dish tightly with aluminum foil and bake for 50 minutes. Remove the aluminum foil and cook 10 to 15 minutes longer until set in the middle and lightly browned on top.
Remove from oven and let cool before serving. Serve with the Chocolate Ganache drizzled over top or Ice cream.