chocolate bread pudding


This is one of the easiest dessert recipes out there, and it produces a decadent, crowd-pleasing dish every time I make it. Chocolate bread pudding has become a signature dish, one that friends request over and over. It was inspired by a recipe I read in Sunset Magazine, but I have tweaked it over the years to boost the chocolate flavor.

Chocolate Bread Pudding


  • 1 large loaf of crusty french bread (baguette, etc.), cut into 1 inch thick slices
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 cup whole milk
  • 1 cup half and half
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 8 0z bittersweet chocolate, chopped into 1 inch squares


  1. Butter 8 inch square baking dish. Layer bread slices in dish.
  2. Whisk together liquid ingredients.
  3. Add sugar and salt. Whisk until incorporated.
  4. Pour liquid mixture over bread.
  5. Tuck chocolate pieces under bread slices, leaving a few for the top of the dish.
  6. Bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes, or until the custard is firm and the top of the dish has turned golden brown.
  7. Enjoy!

One Response to “chocolate bread pudding”

  1. 1 Stephanie Silver

    Lordy lordy I love your blog, Katie! This looks fabulous.

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