Coffee Porter Chocolate Bread Pudding
4-6
servings
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Ingredients
1
(12-ounce) bottle coffee porter or stout
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1 c
heavy cream
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¾ c
brown sugar plus 1 tablespoon for sprinkling over top
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c
dark chocolate, chopped (70%)
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6 lg
eggs
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1 tsp
pure vanilla extract
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1 tsp
cinnamon
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Pinch of sea salt
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6
white sourdough bread broken into roughly 1-inch cubes
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Whipped cream, for serving
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At a minimum, all you need to make bread pudding is some form of day-old bread (of course), eggs, sweetener of your choice, and a liquid for soaking the bread—typically milk or cream. From there you can get as creative as you like. I’ve swapped out some of the cream and replaced it with a favorite coffee porter aged in bourbon and rye whiskey oak casks, which lends roast-y and toasty notes to this version of bread pudding.

Directions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F. Butter a baking dish large enough to accommodate the bread.
  2. Bring the porter/stout, cream, and ¾ cup sugar to a simmer in a medium saucepan, stirring until the sugar dissolves. Remove from the heat. Add ¾ cup chopped chocolate and whisk until melted and smooth. Set aside to cool.
  3. Whisk the eggs, vanilla, cinnamon, and salt. Gradually whisk in the cooled chocolate mixture. Place the bread cubes in a large bowl and pour the custard on top. Let sit 30 minutes to allow bread to absorb the custard.
  4. Sprinkle the remaining 1/2 cup chopped chocolate in the bottom of the baking dish. Transfer the bread mixture into the baking dish. Sprinkle with the remaining 1 tablespoon of sugar on top.
  5. Bake until the custard thickens and the center is just set, about 40 minutes. Serve warm with whipped cream.

Linda Schneider

Linda Schneider is a home cook who is obsessed with good food and all things local. Follow her adventures at Wild Greens and Sardines.

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