Croissant Bread Pudding with Chocolate Sauce

Serve this versatile Croissant Bread Pudding with Chocolate Sauce for breakfast, brunch, or dessert! It’s the whole lot you like about croissants and chocolate, in a single decadent dish.

Croissant Bread Pudding

This Croissant Bread Pudding has not too long ago develop into a favourite of mine, and a dish you’ll be able to invite to any meal. In a single day company? Prep it the evening earlier than, and bake it within the morning for a welcoming breakfast or brunch. Or, serve it after dinner with loads of chocolate sauce for dessert. It’s the last word low-lift consolation meals. And it’s even higher sprinkled with a chunk of contemporary chopped strawberries.

Buy some mini croissants.

Start with mini croissants, additionally known as ‘cocktail’ croissants, discovered within the deli part at your native grocery retailer. Giant croissants will work too, if that’s what you’ve available (this recipe is an effective method to salvage stale croissants). Nonetheless, the minis prepare neatly in an excellent layer, in a 13×9 dish. You would depart them complete, however I like reducing them into thirds. This helps the custard to stream round every bit of bread and completely soaks them with the creamy combination.

Escape the hand mixer.

Eggs, butter, sugar, and heavy cream are the bottom for the wealthy custard. Mix them with a hand mixer in a giant bowl. Then, pour it over the organized croissants. Some buttery bits will float on prime, and that’s completely tremendous. Because the bread pudding bakes, the butter melts and bastes all these croissants.

Bake at 350°F for about 45 minutes. Then, take away the pan from the oven and let cool barely. You would cease proper right here, and revel in this heat by itself, or with a drizzle of maple syrup. However when you’re in search of one thing extra-special, then attempt my straightforward chocolate sauce recipe. It’s virtually too straightforward!

Make the chocolate sauce.

Mix 6 oz. (1 cup) semisweet chocolate chips and three/4 cup evaporated milk in a microwave-safe bowl. Then, warmth the combination within the microwave for 1-2 minutes, till it bubbles. Subsequent, enable the combination stand for a few minutes then whisk the 2 elements collectively.

After the combination is whisked easy, add 2 tablespoons salted butter. Whisk once more till easy. And that’s it! Pour the sauce right into a small pitcher and serve on the aspect, or go forward and drizzle a bit over the bread pudding if the spirit strikes you.

I ought to word that this sauce is not thick. It’s extra the consistency of maple syrup, and it soaks into the bread pudding very like sizzling maple syrup would.

Croissant Bread Pudding

I couldn’t resist including some chopped strawberries on prime. Once more, that is elective. However you’ll be able to’t go improper with strawberries and chocolate!

Croissant Bread Pudding
Croissant Bread Pudding

Moreover, and for the sake of exploring each possibility, we flippantly sprinkled on some powdered sugar. It doesn’t make a lot distinction in taste, however it certain does look fairly. With Mom’s Day in simply a few weeks, I can’t assist however assume it will be the proper straightforward brunch dish so as to add to your menu.

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Croissant Bread Pudding with Chocolate Sauce

Heather Baird

Flaky croissants and wealthy chocolate syrup mix on this decadent bread pudding recipe. It’s acceptable for breakfast, brunch, or an after dinner dessert. You’ll want 16 oz. (1 lb.) ready croissants out of your favourite bakery or grocery retailer deli. I want the mini ‘cocktail’ croissants for this recipe, however giant croissants may also be used. Simply chop every giant croissant into 6 items earlier than including them to the dish.The chocolate sauce may be made within the microwave or on the range prime. It isn’t a thick sauce, so it soaks into the bread pudding very like sizzling maple syrup would.

Prep Time 10 minutes

Prepare dinner Time 45 minutes

Complete Time 55 minutes

Course Bread, Breakfast, Brunch

Delicacies American

  • 13×9 inch baking dish

  • Hand mixer

Croissant bread pudding

  • 16 oz. mini croissants
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter at room temperature
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 5 giant eggs at room temperature
  • 2 cups complete milk at room temperature
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream at room temperature

Fast chocolate sauce and toppings

  • 1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
  • 3/4 cup evaporated milk
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1 cup chopped strawberries elective

Croissant bread pudding

  • Preheat the oven to 350°F. Butter a 13×9 inch baking dish.

  • Reduce the croissants into thirds utilizing a serrated knife. Organize the croissants within the backside of the pan in an excellent layer (this doesn’t need to be good).

  • Within the bowl of an electrical mixer, beat collectively the butter and sugar. Add the vanilla extract and blend once more. Add eggs and beat till included. Pour within the milk and heavy cream. Beat till mixed.

  • Pour the combination over the croissants; press them down into the custard combination to make sure each piece is roofed and soaked with the custard. Permit the combination to face for a minimum of half-hour, or in a single day.

  • Cowl the pan with foil and bake for 35 minutes. Uncover the dish after which bake for a further 10 minutes, or till nicely puffed with a set middle. Take away from the oven and let cool barely.

Fast chocolate sauce

  • Mix the chips and evaporated milk in a microwave-safe bowl. Warmth the combination at 100% energy in 1 minute intervals till the combination bubbles (about 2 minutes, roughly, relying on the wattage of your microwave). Let stand 1 minute; whisk nicely till mixed. Stir within the butter and whisk till melted and included.

  • Serve chocolate sauce in a small pitcher or gravy boat alongside the bread pudding. Or, drizzle chocolate sauce over bread pudding and prime with chopped berries. Serve heat.

The chocolate sauce may be made on the range prime. Mix the chips and milk in a saucepan and produce to a bubble. Whisk collectively till easy then end by stirring within the butter. Typically evaporated milk is confused for sweetened condensed milk.
Make sure you get the best canned milk! Evaporated milk isn’t candy and has a skinny, pourable consistency like complete milk.

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This recipe was tailored from Michael Chiarello’s Chocolate Croissant Bread Pudding.