Mrs. Claus' Recipe
Mrs. Claus, in addition to
everything else she does, just loves to dream up neat Christmas recipes.
Some nights Santa snores so loudly that
Mrs. Claus gets up and paces around. All is not lost as ultimately all the
pacing leads her to generate amazing recipes. She wants to share a few here with you.
She has just come up with a
new recipe. She concocted it one day while strolling down a road at the Northpole.
Chocolate Bread Pudding
1 (8 ounce) loaf baguette
1/2 cup unsalted butter, melted
1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
3 cups heavy cream
1 cup milk
8 egg yolks, room temperature
1/2 cup white sugar
1 tablespoon vanilla extract sauce
2 ounces unsweetened chocolate, chopped
1 tablespoon butter
1/3 cup boiling water
1/2 cup white sugar
3 tablespoons corn syrup
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees
C). Grease a 9x13 baking dish.
2. Slice baguette in 1/4 inch slices and brush
one side with melted butter. Place on a baking sheet and into
preheated oven until golden, about 1 minute.
3. Melt chocolate chips in microwave or double
boiler. Set aside.
4. In a medium saucepan over low heat, heat
cream and milk until warm. Do not scald.
5. In a large bowl beat eggs, egg yolks, 1/2 cup
sugar and 1 tablespoon vanilla until smooth. Blend in warm cream
mixture a little at a time. Whisk egg mixture into melted chocolate
6. Arrange toasted bread slices, buttered side
up, in prepared dish until dish is full. Pour chocolate mixture over
bread and let rest 40 minutes, until liquid is absorbed.
7. Line a roasting pan with a damp kitchen
towel. Place baking dish on towel, inside roasting pan, and place
roasting pan on oven rack. Fill roasting pan with boiling water to
reach halfway up the sides of the baking dish. Bake 40 to 50 minutes,
until knife inserted in center comes out clean. Let rest 8 hours or
8. To make sauce, melt unsweetened chocolate in
small saucepan over low heat. Stir in 1 tablespoon butter until
melted. Stir in boiling water, 1/2 cup sugar and corn syrup until
smooth. Increase heat to medium and bring to a boil
minutes. Remove from heat and stir in 1 teaspoon vanilla.
9. To serve: Warm bottom of baking dish, loosen
edges of pudding with a knife then invert cold pudding onto a serving
platter. Serve with warm chocolate sauce.
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