Chocolate Bread Pudding with Warm Butterscotch Sauce
Many of us are suffering through a bone chilling, frigid winter. So to help everyone keep warm, the Scotto family — Marion, John, Rosanna, Anthony Jr. and Elaina — were invited on the "Today" show to share some foods to help you forget about the cold weather.
2 cups milk
6 slices bread, cubed
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup cocoa
2 large egg yolks, slightly beaten
2 Tablespoons butter
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 large egg whites, stiffly beaten
1 cup grated sweet chocolate
1 pound light brown sugar
1 cup butter
1 cup heavy cream
3 Tablespoons corn syrup
Remove from heat; add bread and beat until quite smooth.
Add sugar, cocoa, and egg yolks.
Beat until well blended.
Add butter and vanilla.
Fold in beaten egg whites and grated chocolate.
Pour into 8-inch square baking dish; set dish in a pan with about 1-inch of hot water.
Bake at 350° F for 40 minutes, or until firm.
For the Butterscotch Sauce:
Combine all ingredients in a saucepan and bring to a boil.
Top bread pudding with warm butterscotch sauce and whipped cream.
Posted by Nancy K.
Recipes courtesy of the Scotto family, of the New York restaurant Fresco