I don't know if it has anything to do with my sickness these few days,
(coughing, sneezing, running nose, nasal congestion....the list goes on and on...
Yes, I was one of the victims during this flu season.
Somehow I wonder,
How in the world I can suffer from running nose and nasal congestion at the same time?)
But I've been craving for chocolate dessert like crazy,
Especially the warm and gooey kind of chocolate dessert.
It's time to make something sweet to boost up my immune system again!
Ok I admit, it's just one of my excuses to enjoy a simply and delicious dessert..
Come on...I was sick!
Chocolate and Blueberry Bread Pudding-
Half loaf of filone bread (cubed)
*According to the package, "this bread has a hearty crust surrounding a full-bodied, slightly tangy interior." *Brioche or ciabatta are other two ideal alternatives
2 palmful of fresh blueberries
3 ounces of 60% cacao dark chocolate
1/2 cup of granulated sugar
1/4 cup of honey
1 cup of whole milk
1 cup of heavy whipping cream
1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
Small pinch of salt
Optional: chocolate sauce
Optional: vanilla bean ice cream
Let's do the preparation work first,
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheits.
In the meantime, melt the chocolate in a double boiler and set aside.
Prepare a big bowl,
Whisk the eggs for about 2 minutes,
Add milk, whipping cream, vanilla extract, honey, and melted chocolate into the bowl,
Mix till well blended.
In another container,
Mix the sugar and salt and pour them into the big bowl,
Whisk them well, add the blueberries and give it a gentle, quick stir.
Pour the mixture into a buttered baking dish,
Put the cubed bread into the mixture,
Make sure the mixture is absorbed by all the bread cubes before transfer the baking dish into the oven.
Bake for about 55 minutes to an hour,
You can stick a knife in the middle of the bread,
If it comes out clean that means your bread pudding is done.
Served with chocolate sauce and vanilla bean ice cream if desired.
Note that these two optional ingredients do make a big difference for the bread pudding!
Cindy's Rating: 6 (one bread pudding a day, keeps the doctors away!)