Monday, January 30, 2012
National Croissant Day: Chocolate Croissants
And, I've added a recipe from RealSimple for Croissant and Chocolate Bread Pudding. Heavenly!
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Croissant and Chocolate Bread Pudding
from RealSimple, January 2009
Sweet Butter (for the baking dish)
6 large egg yolks
2 cups whole milk
1 cup heavy cream
1 cup granulated sugar
1 teaspoon Madegascar vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
6 croissants, cut into 1-inch pieces (about 1 pound)
4 ounces dark chocolate (65-85 % cacoa/fair play), cut into chunks
Heat oven to 375° F.
Butter 8-inch square or other shallow 2-quart baking dish.
In large bowl, whisk together egg yolks, milk, cream, sugar, vanilla, salt, & nutmeg. Add the croissants and chocolate and mix to combine.
Transfer mixture to tprepared baking dish and bake until set and knife inserted in the center comes out clean, 30 to 40 minutes.
Serve warm or at room temperature.