Attack of the chocolate bread pudding...
6c Italian bread (day old, crust removed)
1 stick (8T) melted, unsalted, butter
10oz bittersweet chocolate chips
½c unsweetened cocoa powder
2c chocolate milk
Preheat oven to 350°. Cut bread into 1 inch squares and mix with butter. Pour into 9 x 13 sprayed baking dish. Top with chocolate chips. Beat together eggs, sugar, cocoa, salt, milk, Crushed, and vanilla. Pour over bread. With spatula, push liquid down into bread. Saturate and soak for 15 minutes. Bake approximately 30 minutes, until puffy and edges begin to pull away.
Rum Sauce – Make while baking bread pudding.
½c brown sugar
Melt butter over medium heat. Mix sugar and cornstarch, then pour into butter. Add milk, stirring until thickened. Take off heat and add rum. Serve warm, over warm pudding.
*Top with whipped cream and topped with Crushed.