Agavero Chocolate Bread Pudding
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- For Chocolate Bread Pudding:
- 1 cup dried cherries
- 1/2 cup Agavero
- Butter to prepare baking dish
- 4 cups day-old baguette or brioche, cut into 1" by 1" cubes
- 2 cups milk
- 1 cup heavy cream
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 1/8 teaspoon salt
- 10 oz. fine-quality bittersweet chocolate (not unsweetened), chopped
- 6 large eggs
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
- For Cinnamon Whipped Creme:
- 1 cup heavy cream
- 1 tablespoon sugar
- 1 tablespoon Agavero
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
Cover dried cherries with Agavero and soak for 30 minutes. Drain, reserving Agavero soaking liquid.
Generously butter a 9" by 13" glass baking dish. Put cubed bread in dish. Heat milk, heavy cream, sugar and salt in a 2-quart saucepan over moderate heat, stirring, until sugar is dissolved and mixture is hot but not boiling. Remove from heat and add chocolate, then let stand for 2 minutes. Whisk until smooth and cool slightly. Lightly beat eggs together in a large bowl with vanilla and the retained cherry-infused Agavero.
Slowly add eggs to chocolate mixture, whisking until combined. Sprinkle drained cherries over dry bread cubes, distributing evenly throughout the dish. Pour chocolate mixture over bread and let soak at room temperature, pressing bread down until it completely absorbs chocolate mixture, about 1 hour.
Put oven rack in middle position and preheat oven to 325 F. Bake until edge is set but center still trembles slightly, about 45 minutes. Cool in baking dish on a rack (pudding will continue to set as it cools). Serve warm topped with cinnamon whipped Creme.
Prepare Cinnamon Whipped Creme:
In the bowl of a standing mixer, beat heavy cream until soft peaks form. Add sugar, Agavero and cinnamon, beating to combine. Serve on top of warm chocolate bread pudding.
You can find more recipes on the Web at www.agavero.com.
Serving Size: Makes 8 Servings