chocolate bread pudding

chocolate bread pudding

3 tablespoons butter or margarine, melted
3 cups whipping cream
10 ounces white chocolate
1 cup milk
1/2 cup sugar
2 eggs
8 egg yolks
1 loaf French bread, sliced into 1/4 inch pieces and dried in the oven
White Chocolate Sauce (see recipe below)

Preheat oven to 275 degrees. Pour butter into a 13x9-inch baking pan.

In the top of a double boiler over hot water, combine cream and white chocolate; stir until white chocolate is melted. Remove from heat and set aside.

In the top of another double boiler over hot water, heat the milk, sugar, eggs and egg yolks until warm. Blend the egg mixture into the chocolate mixture.

Place the bread slices into prepared baking pan. Pour 1/2 of the mixture over the bread and let settle for a while, making sure the bread soaks up all the mixture. Top with the rest of the mixture. Cover with aluminum foil and bake 1 hour. Remove the foil an bake for an additional 15 minutes until the top is golden brown. To serve, cut into squares and put into individual serving dishes. Serve warm with White Chocolate Sauce.

White Chocolate Sauce:
8 ounces white chocolate
3 ounces heavy cream

In the top of a double boiler over hot water, melt white chocolate. Remove from heat and mix in heavy cream. Spoon over bread pudding.