I don’t know anyone who doesn’t go gaga over this dessert. I learned this recipe in a “Cooking with Sandy” class.
1/2 - 1 loaf of white or Challah bread - cut into 1” cubes
12 oz. chocolate (dark or semi-sweet chips) equals 1 1/2 cups
4 tablespoons butter
1 cup sugar
2 1/2 cups half and half
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Pinch of cinnamon
9” x 13” baking dish
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Place bread cubes in a 9” x 13” baking dish.
Melt chocolate and butter in a pot.
Cool chocolate mixture.
Mix egg and sugar together with a whisk.
Warm half and half with vanilla and cinnamon together.
Mix chocolate mixture with the eggs.
Add the cream a little at a time to the egg and chocolate mixture and mix well.
Pour over bread cubes.
Let sit for 10 minutes before putting in oven.
Place in a bain-marie (a larger pan with about 1” of water).
Bake 45 minutes till set.
Cool for about 45 minutes and serve with whipped cream.