Sunday, February 10, 2013

Mexican Chocolate Chunk Bread Pudding #SundaySupper

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Love is in the air and I am in the mood for...chocolate!  Lots and lots of chocolate.  And since chocolate makes the heart grow fonder, I whipped up a little something special for the people I love most.  A rich, Chocolate Bread Pudding made with my favorite kind of chocolate...Mexican chocolate.  

This Mexican Chocolate Chunk Bread Pudding is so sweet and delicious, it's like tearing off pieces of a fresh baked bolillo roll and dipping them into a cup of Mexican hot chocolate.  But it's like 10 times better, because the chocolate doesn't completely dissolve and disappear into the milk.  The Mexican chocolate melts into these super soft morsels that have a slightly grainy texture from the cinnamon and sugar the Mexican chocolate is flavored with.

I made this bread pudding as a dessert, but it would also make for a sweet breakfast to surprise your loved ones with, say on Valentine's Day morning.


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Mexican Chocolate Chunk Bread Pudding 
(recipe from Herbivoracious by Michael Natkin)

Ingredients:

  • 4 bolillo rolls, cut into bite-size pieces
  • 4 eggs
  • 2 cups milk
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1/3 cup sugar 
  • Pinch of salt 
  • 2 disks Mexican chocolate (Abuelita or Ibarra brands), roughly chopped
  • Whipped cream (optional) 

Directions: 
Preheat oven to 350F.  Generously butter a large baking dish.  Arrange the bread pieces in the baking dish and let sit uncovered for about an hour to allow the bread to dry out a little.



In a large bowl, whisk the eggs until light and fluffy.  Slowly, whisk in the milk until well combined; stir in the sugar, vanilla, and salt.  Pour the the milk mixture over the bread, tossing lightly to make sure every piece is evenly coated.  


Top with the chocolate; stir ever so lightly to make sure you get a little bit of chocolate in every bite.


Cover baking dish with aluminum foil and bake at 350 for about 45 minutes.  Remove from oven and let set for about 10 minutes.  To serve, top with a dollop of whipped cream and a dash of ground cinnamon.  Enjoy!!!

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21 comments:

  1. What!? Why have I not thought about putting chocolate in my bread pudding? What a wonderful recipe, thanks for sharing.

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  2. Ummmm...hold down the fort and keep this warm - I'm driving to Mexico. See you in approximately 5-7 days. ;P YUM!

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  3. I'm on my way too. Don't let Heather eat it all.

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  4. I love Mexican Chocolates! And I love bread pudding! This just looks fantastic. Yum!!

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  5. Bread pudding was a staple in my Cajun community. It's easy to make and there are endless variations. I plan on making homemade chocolate ice cream with chocolate mints in my Cuisinart Ice Cream Maker for some special friends who need a bit of love and chocolate.

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  6. Oh bread pudding...it's such a vice! I need some of this!

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  7. This looks fabulous--I do a challah/chocolate bread pudding. You MUST try the double chocolate pudding recipe I have up now-- restlesschef.blogspot.com

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  8. Wow, I bet Mexican chocolate is the most amazing addition to bread pudding.

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  9. I LOVE bread pudding - and this one looks amazing!

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  10. I have a huge heart for bread pudding and Mexican Chocolate, so this is a winner for sure. YUM.

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  11. I love the idea of bread pudding for breakfast on Valentine's Day! Especially when it includes Mexican chocolate.

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  12. Helloooo delicious! I think I need some of this dessert in my life, STAT!

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  13. oh, I love that you used Mexican chocolate for this bread pudding, yum!

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  14. I love bread pudding! I need to try this!

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  15. Leslie, I'm drooling. No joke - this beautiful, decadent, luscious dish is making my mouth water. I love bread pudding and I love Mexican chocolate. What a fabulous idea putting them together!

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  16. Ashley @ Wishes and DishesFebruary 11, 2013 at 8:20 PM

    I had bread pudding for the first time a few weeks ago on a cruise ship. I never thought I'd like it, but I did! With chocolate in it I bet I'd like it even better :) Looks delicious

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  17. Bread Pudding is my favorite dessert and your Mexican version sounds fantastic! I bet it tastes delish with the chocolate :)

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  18. ...ok, I think I will be putting off my diet, once again!!!!! I can't wait to try it. Thanks for this fav chocolate treat!

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  19. I love bread pudding but never had it with chocolate, perfect for Valentine's Day!!

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  20. I love bread pudding but this recipe takes it to a whole new level!

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