Al Forno's Chocolate Bread Pudding Recipe



  1. 8 x -(up to)
  2. 10 slc (1/4-inch) chocolate bread (can also use any sweet bread-banana, coffee, sponge, angel food, etc.)
  3. 3 c. Heavy cream
  4. 4 x Large eggs
  5. 1/2 c. Sugar


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Generously butter a shallow six c. casserole or possibly a large long shallow pan.
  3. Line pan with one layer of bread slices.
  4. Heat the heavy cream over moderately low heat till warm but not simmering.
  5. Beat the Large eggs with the sugar till well combined.
  6. Slowly add in scalded cream and beat till mix thickens.
  7. Pour custard mix over bread slices.
  8. Set casserole in a pan of warm water and bake for 45 min.
  9. Edges should be set and the center should be a bit runny.
  10. (The custard will continue to cook after it's removed from the oven.)
  11. Remove casserole from water bath and cold on rack.
  12. Serve at room temperature or possibly chilled.
  13. Serves 8.