Delicious Holiday Desserts for Christmas
Desserts are always a feature during the holiday season! Chesapeake offers 6 distinct desserts: White Chocolate Bread Pudding, Cheesecake, Key Lime Pie, Chocolate Chip Walnut Pie, Johnny Dollars(donut hole-esque treats), and our Cinnamon Rolls – which are also featured in our mixed bread basket before our entrees. If we had to pick a favorite from our dessert list; especially for this time of year, it would be our White Chocolate Bread Pudding! This dessert is served warm and is perfect after a delicious meal at Chesapeake House! If you didn’t save room…no problem! It can always be ordered to-go and you can happily finish it off at home once you have made some room in your stomach!
Bread Pudding can come in all sorts of flavors – pumpkin, lemon, chocolate, etc. Today we are going to share with you a delicious recipe for White Chocolate Bread Pudding. We’re not giving away our signature Chesapeake House White Chocolate Bread Pudding recipe but, this runs a close second!
• For the Bread Pudding:
• 1 tablespoon unsalted butter (for greasing pan)
• 9 ounces bread (croissant or French bread), cut into 1-inch cubes
• 1 1/2 cups whole milk
• 1/2 cup heavy cream
• 1/3 cup (about 2 1/3 ounces) granulated sugar
• 6 ounces white chocolate, finely chopped
• 4 large yolks
• 1 large egg
• 1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
• For the Sauce
• 1/2 cup heavy cream
• 2 ounces white chocolate, finely chopped
1. Grease 8-inch square pan with butter; set aside. Adjust oven rack to middle position and preheat oven to 350°F. Spread bread cubes onto rimmed baking sheet and bake until edges of bread feels dry, about 10 minutes. Remove from oven and let pan cool on wire rack.
2. In medium saucepan whisk milk, cream, and sugar to combine. Heat over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until scalding. Remove from heat and whisk in chocolate until melted and smooth. Let sit to cool slightly, about 10 minutes.
3. In large bowl, whisk egg yolks and egg to combine. Slowly whisk in warm milk mixture to combine. Whisk in vanilla. Add bread cubes and let soak, about 30 minutes, gently stirring occasionally.
4. Pour mixture into prepared pan and bake until just set, about 25 minutes. Let cool slightly before serving, about 15 minutes.
To make the sauce: In small saucepan over medium heat, heat cream to just simmering. Remove from heat and whisk in chocolate until melted and smooth. Serve immediately.
*Recipe from SeriousEats.com