Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Rainy Days, Blankets, and Couches

4051126955_8b79b43647_b The weather here in the Midwest has been something else lately. Warm then cold, beautiful sunshine then gloomy rain that seems like it is going to go on forever. I’m not kidding after 3 days of nothing but gray skies and cold rainy weather you start to not even want to get up in the morning. So what do you do to make yourself feel better after a long day at work and then no sunshine in days. You put on your PJ’s, grab a blanket and a couch and curl up. And if you are lucky maybe some one will make you some Chocolate Raspberry Bread Pudding. Because lets face it Chocolate makes any day better at least around my house.

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Chocolate Raspberry Bread Pudding

1 cup of heavy cream

1 cup of half and half

1/2 of a 1lb loaf of dense white bread

12 oz of milk chocolate chips

6 egg yolks

1/2 cup of sugar

2 teaspoons of kosher salt

2 teaspoons of vanilla

1 1/2 cups of fresh raspberries

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray a 3 1/2 quart baking dish with non stick spray Heat cream, half and half, vanilla until it comes to a boil then turn it down to a simmer, mix in the milk chocolate and stir until combined and completely melted. Then set aside to cool. Chop the bread into 1 inch cubes and set aside in a large bowl. In a bowl mix the egg yolks, sugar, and salt together, add in the warm cream mixture and whisk to combine. Pour the custard mixture over the bread and stir to coat every piece and let it sit for 10 minutes. Gently stir in the raspberries, then pour into the baking dish. Bake for 50-55 minutes or until the top is browned and the custard is pretty much set.

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12 comments:

  1. I think this sounds just perfect for a rainy day.

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  2. Looks way way way yummy! I would love some right now! -mary

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  3. looks great! And so simple too!! :)
    HEAVY CREAM on a cold day makes anyone feel better!

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  4. u r so rite! after a long tough day, i definitely need that kind of sweet treat!
    who can resist chocolate + raspberry!

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  5. chocolate and raspberry is an AWESOME combination when the raspberries are real. :) comfort in a casserole dish!

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  6. A combination of chocolate & raspberry is wonderful and this bread pudding sounds just heavenly!

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  7. Oh, gosh. This bread pudding makes me long for a few more days on the couch! :)

    It's really true, though. The weather this fall hasn't been stellar... I have Very High Hopes for the weekend!!

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  8. The weather in nyc has also been ridiculous. Back and forth between rainy miserable cold and mild/sunny.

    Your bread pudding sounds like the perfect dessert for a cozy night in!

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  9. Katie you rock.

    That dish is awesome. If you are ever in need of a food tester, let me know.

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