Turn that one day old Brioche into this Brioche Chocolate Chip Pudding –
Easy. Melt in your mouth. Can be served warm or cold.
Everyday, I always try to look for something to look forward to. I do that to be inspired and keep the smile in my face despite of the unpleasant stuff at work, life and in between. And one of things I look forward to everyday is Fiesta Friday, and I mean that from the bottom and top of my fats. 😀
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I am going to answer your breakfast/brunch/snack cravings this week as I am sharing a recipe of bread pudding which uses brioche. The bread was given to me by a lovely friend and intentionally reserved some for bread pudding. And if you know me well, you know that Linda @ La Petite Panière is my Brioche Queen. This post is dedicated to her. ❤
The taste of brioche alone is amazing, but I want to try taking them to a higher level due to the curiosity whenever I see bread pudding recipes saying that brioche is one of the best breads to use when making bread pudding. So when I was given a large braided brioche, I did not let the opportunity pass.
The bread pudding came out really good. The brioche soaked up the custard very nicely and the top had a very lovely texture. The chocolate chips also added a wonderful flavor with every bite. This is perfect for breakfast, brunch or snack. Another good thing is – this can be eaten either warm or cold.
Brioche Chocolate Chip Pudding
- 5-6 thick slices of brioche (preferably 1-2 days old)
- 4 eggs
- 2 cups heavy cream
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 2/3 cup chocolate chips
- 1/2 cup nuts (can be assorted), toasted and chopped (optional, but adds a lovely texture)
- Powdered sugar, for dusting
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Prepare a small baking dish, 8 x 8 or 9 x 5 would work.
- Breakdown the brioche slices into thick chunks.
- Add half the brioche chunks to your baking dish. (This will serve as a first layer.) Add half of the chocolate chips and nuts (if using).
- Add the remaining half the brioche chunks, chocolate chips and nuts.
- In a bowl, mix eggs, cream, vanilla extract and salt.
- Pour the custard over the brioche chunks then gently push down the bread so the custard starts to absorb.
- Cover with aluminum foil and bake for 30 minutes then remove the foil and continue to bake uncovered for about 10 minutes until the bread pudding is golden brown. The bread will rise slightly and the liquid is absorbed by the time the pudding is done.
- Serve warm or cold. Sprinkle powdered sugar just before serving.
Notes: This can be served with ice cream on top or whipped cream.
I hope you try this recipe and let me know. 🙂
Thought of the Day
“Little things always mean big ones to others. Do not be hesitant to help. We do not know, we might change the lives of others.”
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