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Category: Desserts

Ocean Avenue Chocolate Bread Pudding

Dear SOS: I would like the recipe for the chocolate bread pudding and sauce served at Ocean Avenue Seafood Restaurant in Santa Monica. Patricia Hoffman Dominguez Hills Dear Patricia: This pudding is made with egg bread and creme anglaise, a ... Read more

Total time: 1 hour 30 minutes | Serves 8
Note: Challah bread works well in this recipe.


  • 2 1/4 cups whipping cream
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1/2 vanilla bean, split lengthwise and seeds scraped out
  • 1/2 pound semisweet chocolate
  • 9 egg yolks
  • 7 (3/4-inch-thick) slices egg bread, toasted

Step 1Combine cream, milk, sugar and vanilla bean in saucepan over low heat, stirring until smooth, 8 to 10 minutes. Discard vanilla bean.

Step 2Melt chocolate in microwave at half power, 2 minutes.

Step 3Add egg yolks to cream mixture until well blended. Stir in melted chocolate.

Step 4Add bread slices to cream mixture and soak 15 minutes. Pour into 13x9-inch baking dish, spreading evenly. Cover dish with foil and place in larger pan of warm water. Bake at 350 degrees until custard is set, 55 minutes to 1 hour. Serve with Creme Anglaise.

Creme anglaise

  • 2 1/4 cups milk
  • 3/4 cup whipping cream
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1/2 vanilla bean, split lengthwise and seeds scraped out
  • 5 egg yolks

Step 1Combine milk, cream, sugar and vanilla bean in saucepan over low heat. Bring to boil. Discard vanilla bean.

Step 2Add 1 cup milk mixture to egg yolks, return to pan and cook over low heat, stirring until blended and slightly thickened, 5 minutes. Cool.

Each serving:
788 calories; 143 mg sodium; 611 mg cholesterol; 56 grams fat; 66 grams carbohydrates; 12 grams protein; 0.46 gram fiber.
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