Friday, May 15, 2009

Tastes like Love

Here is a great recipe for bread pudding. My husband says it tastes like love. (He's the one who took the picture of my creation, note the missing piece as he had just taken a large bite). This recipe comes in handy because my husband is a pastor. He serves communion at least once a week and we always have left over communion bread (sorry folks we're not the wafer type) Well, in the Bible the priests never left the sacrifices behind, but ate them in celebration of what God had done. So this is how we celebrate with stale bread.

Chocolate Chip Bread Pudding

2 eggs
2 1/4 cup 2% milk
1/2 cup sugar
1 1/2 teaspoons cinnamon
5 cups torn stale bread
1 1/2 cups milk chocolate chips
2 TBS caramel flavored coffee flavoring, like the kind they use at Starbucks in the cool bottles, not flavored creamer (optional but super yummy)

Heat oven to 350. In a bowl, mix together eggs, milk, sugar, and cinnamon. Add the bread and stir until fully covered with the egg mixture. Fold in the chocolate chips and then pour mixture into a greased 8 by 8 inch glass casserole dish. Bake for 45 minutes until the pudding is lightly brown and puffed up around the edge.

When you remove from oven to cool, pour the caramel flavoring over the pudding and let it soak in for five minutes or so (if you can wait that long).

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