Chocolate Bread Pudding

Chocolate Bread Pudding

To the majority of persons the flavor of chocolate is always pleasing. In chocolate bread pudding, this flavor is well blended with the ingredients.

This pudding, when baked, may be cut into slices, and then daintily served with either hard or custard sauce.

Chocolate Bread Pudding

2 c stale bread crumbs
4 c milk
1 square unsweetened chocolate
1/2 c sugar
2 eggs
1/4 tsp salt
1 tsp vanilla

Soak the bread crumbs in 3 cupfuls of the milk. Melt the chocolate in a saucepan and add the sugar and the remaining cup of milk.
Cook until the mixture is smooth and add this to the bread and milk.
Beat the eggs and add them. Add the salt and vanilla. Pour into a buttered baking dish and bake for about 45 minutes in a moderate oven, 325 F.
Cut into slices and serve with hard or custard sauce.

Hard Sauce

1/3 c butter
1 c powdered sugar
1/3 tsp lemon extract
2/3 tsp vanilla

Cream the butter, add the sugar gradually, and then add the flavoring. Beat until the sauce is light and creamy.

Custard Sauce

2 c milk
1 tblsp corn starch
1/3 c sugar
1 egg
1/2 tsp vanilla
1/2 tsp lemon extract
pinch of salt

Heat the milk in a double boiler. Mix the corn starch and sugar and add to the milk, stirring so as to prevent the formation of lumps.
Continue stirring until the corn starch has thickened and then cook for about 15 minutes longer.
Add the vanilla, lemon, and salt, mix well. Serve hot or cold.

Recipes From: Woman’s Institute of Cookery, 1918

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