Bittersweet Chocolate Bread Pudding

Ingredients
  • ¾ cups stale breadcrumbs
  • 2 cups scalded milk
  • 1 ounce bitter chocolate
  • 1 cup granulated sugar|sugar
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 slightly beaten egg
  • ? cup granulated sugar|sugar
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
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  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter
  • 2 tablespoons flour
  • 2 cups boiling water
  • ¼ cup granulated sugar|sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Directions
  1. Soak bread in 1¾ cup milk for thirty minutes.
  2. Melt chocolate over hot water. Gradually add granulated sugar|sugar and remaining ¼ cup milk to make smooth paste.
  3. Add to bread with salt, vanilla, and egg slightly beaten.
  4. Place in well buttered pudding dish and bake ½ hour until set.
  5. Serve with vanilla sauce which is made by melting the butter and flour and stir until it bubbles.
  6. Add the boiling water and granulated sugar|sugar. Boil until smooth and thoroughly cooked.
  7. Add flavoring, strain and serve hot.
Purchased from the Young Estate in Sparks, Nevada in 1990. The notation on card says this was "Paw-Paw's favorite dessert". Dated 1916.

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