Chocolate Bread Pudding
In a heavy small saucepan, combine whipping cream and half-and-half. Bring to a simmer. In a very large bowl, combine chocolate pieces and sugar. Pour hot cream mixture over chocolate mixture; whisk until chocolate is melted and sugar is dissolved.Advertisement
Stir in bourbon, eggs, vanilla and cinnamon until well combined. Stir in bread cubes. Place bread mixture in a well-buttered 13x9x2-inch baking dish (3-quart rectangular). Chill in the refrigerator for 30 minutes before baking.
Bake, uncovered, in a 350 degree F oven about 45 minutes or until chocolate mixture is set. Cool the bread pudding slightly. Serve warm with whipped cream, if desired. Makes 8 to 10 servings.
To dry bread cubes Spread bread cubes in a large roasting pan. Bake, uncovered, in a 300 degree F oven for 10 to 15 minutes or until bread cubes are dry, stirring twice; cool.