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White Chocolate Bread Pudding W/ Poached Cherries

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“A more sophisticated version of Bread pudding due to the cherries, this is a great way to use white chocolate.”
READY IN:
1hr 50mins
SERVES:
6
UNITS:
US

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Butter an 8-inch square glass baking dish; cut or tear enough of the bread to equal six cups; chop chocolate into coarse pieces.
  2. In a small heavy saucepan bring 1 cup cream just to a boil and add chocolate.
  3. Remove pan from heat and let mixture stand covered & undisturbed.
  4. In another small heavy saucepan bring milk and remaining cup cream to a gentle simmer; in a bowl with an electric mixer beat together whole eggs, yolks, sugar, and a pinch salt on medium speed 5 minutes.
  5. With mixer running add milk mixture in a slow stream, beating until combined well.
  6. Whisk chocolate mixture until smooth & add with vanilla to egg mixture; beat mixture until combined well.
  7. Pour cream mixture over bread cubes and with a spoon push bread down into mixture to coat evenly.
  8. Chill pudding, covered, 1 1/2 hours.
  9. Preheat oven to 350°F; pour bread mixture into baking dish.
  10. Put baking dish in a large baking pan and add enough hot water to pan to reach 1/2 the way up sides of dish.
  11. Bake pudding in middle of oven 45 to 50 minutes or until set and springy to the touch.
  12. Transfer pudding to a rack and cool for thirty minutes (pudding is also good chilled).
  13. Poach cherries while pudding is baking;.
  14. in a saucepan bring wine, water and sugar to a boil stirring until sugar is dissolved; add cherries and remove pan from heat; let mixture stand for one hour;drain cherries in a sieve and discard liquid.
  15. Serve pudding with cherries and whipped cream.

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