Chocolate Bread Pudding
2 cups milk (whole preferably)
3 ounces unsweetened chocolate, chopped
3 cups fresh coarse breadcrumbs (homemade)
4 large eggs
3/4 cup sugar
¼ cup unsalted butter, melted
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 cup whipping cream
1/4 cup Kahlua or other coffee liquor
Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Butter a 10 cup soufflé dish. Scald milk in a heavy medium saucepan. Reduce heat to low. Add chocolate and stir until melted. Place breadcrumbs in a large bowl and pour chocolate mixture over.
Whisk eggs, sugar, butter, vanilla, cinnamon and salt in a medium bowl. Whisk in cream and Kahlua. Pour over breadcrumb mixture and stir to combine.
Bake 1 hour. Serve warm.