I was telling my daughter Kristine that I think something is wrong with me, (yes, those of you who know me already know this) anyhow, normal people talk about how much weight they have gained for the summer and decided to workout or diet. Well, then there is me.....I go make a bread pudding because I have left over hamburger and hot dog buns and some chocolate chunks and walnuts. How do I explain this and tell myself it is alright you wonder...well I remind myself that I am joining the gym tomorrow and will be good then. :o)
6 slices day-old bread (I used leftover hot dog and hamburger buns)
2 tablespoons butter, melted
1/2 cup chocolate chunks
1 cup nuts
4 eggs, beaten
1 cup heavy cream
1 cup milk
3/4 cup white sugar
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
Break bread into small pieces into an 8 inch square baking pan. Drizzle melted butter or margarine over bread. Sprinkle with chocolate and nuts. In a medium mixing bowl, combine eggs, cream, milk, sugar, cinnamon, and vanilla. Beat until well mixed. Pour over bread, and lightly push down with a fork until bread is covered and soaking up the egg mixture.
Bake in the preheated oven for 45 minutes, or until the top springs back when lightly tapped.
This is so much better the next day cold, it reminds me of the bread pudding my grandmother use to make and a bakery we use to get bread pudding at when I was young. I am so glad I had left over buns and heavy cream I need to use up. This has got to be one of the best I have yet to make and just throwing it together was so worth it and I am glad I paid attention to what I did so I can make it again and have the recipe.
* This would be good with dried fruit in place of the chocolate also.