Cinnamon Bread Pudding Recipe
- 12 slices cinnamon bread, crusts removed
- 3 (1 ounce) squares semisweet chocolate, melted
- 2 cups half-and-half cream
- 1 cup milk
- 4 eggs
- 3/4 cup sugar
- 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
step 1: Cut bread in half diagonally. Arrange half of the slices in a single layer, overlapping if necessary, in an ungreased shallow 2-qt. microwave-safe dish. Drizzle with half of the chocolate; top with the remaining bread.
step 2: In a 1-qt. microwave-safe bowl, combine the cream and milk; microwave, uncovered, on high for 4-6 minutes or until hot but not boiling.
step 3: In a small bowl, beat eggs; add sugar. Add a small amount of cream mixture; mix well. Return all to the larger bowl; stir in vanilla.
step 4: Pour over bread; drizzle with the remaining chocolate. Cover and microwave at 50 percent power for 14-15 minutes or until a knife inserted near the center comes out clean, rotating a half-turn once (mixture will puff up during cooking). Uncover and let stand for 5 minutes. Serve warm or cold. Refrigerate leftovers.