This bread pudding recipe is courtesy of Suzanne Goin and can be found in her cookbook, "Sunday Suppers at Lucques."

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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.

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  • Spread the softened butter on one side of each slice of brioche. Cut each slice in half on the diagonal and then again into quarters.

  • Whisk together eggs, egg yolks, and brown sugar in a large bowl. Add cream, milk, vanilla, cinnamon, nutmeg, and salt; whisk to combine.

  • Sprinkle the chocolate over the bottom of a 9-by-9-inch baking dish. Top with brioche, buttered sides up, and overlapping just slightly. Pour egg mixture over the bread. Using your fingers, press down gently on bread to fully submerge in the egg mixture. Place the bread pudding in a roasting pan, and pour enough warm water into the pan to come halfway up the sides of the baking dish. Bake until the custard is set and the bread puffs up slightly, and is springy to the touch, about 1 hour and 15 minutes. Let cool at least 10 minutes.

  • Sprinkle the granulated sugar over the top of the pudding. Using a kitchen torch, caramelize the sugar. Alternatively, you can place the custard in a preheated broiler until the sugar carmelizes, 1 to 2 minutes, taking care not to curdle the custard underneath.

Reviews (20)

14 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 5
  • 4 star values: 2
  • 3 star values: 4
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 1
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03/14/2010
i want to make this recipe very much. i'm not sure do i serve it hot/cold or warm? does anyone know?
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10/02/2008
I wasn't sure how I would like chocolate with bread pudding but this was excellent! I would definitely make this again. My husband even loved it!
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09/17/2008
GOOD BUT NEEDS A SAUCE OR WHIPPED CREAM ON TOP. I MIGHT TRY IT WITH MEXICAN HOT CHOCOLATE INSTEAD OF BITTERSWEET CHOC. IT'S IN A YELLOW BOX IN THE MEX SECTION AT YOUR LOCAL MARKET. NICE THAT YOU DON'T HAVE TO SOAK IT OVER NIGHT.
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08/27/2008
I don't usually like bread pudding - but this was excellent! I have already made it twice - once for family and once for a dinner party.
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08/27/2008
I don't usually like bread pudding - but this was excellent! I have already made it twice - once for family and once for a dinner party.
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08/27/2008
I don't usually like bread pudding - but this was excellent! I have already made it twice - once for family and once for a dinner party.
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08/27/2008
I don't usually like bread pudding - but this was excellent! I have already made it twice - once for family and once for a dinner party.
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08/27/2008
I don't usually like bread pudding - but this was excellent! I have already made it twice - once for family and once for a dinner party.
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08/27/2008
I don't usually like bread pudding - but this was excellent! I have already made it twice - once for family and once for a dinner party.
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08/27/2008
I don't usually like bread pudding - but this was excellent! I have already made it twice - once for family and once for a dinner party.
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08/27/2008
I don't usually like bread pudding - but this was excellent! I have already made it twice - once for family and once for a dinner party.
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08/27/2008
I don't usually like bread pudding - but this was excellent! I have already made it twice - once for family and once for a dinner party.
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08/27/2008
I don't usually like bread pudding - but this was excellent! I have already made it twice - once for family and once for a dinner party.
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08/27/2008
I don't usually like bread pudding - but this was excellent! I have already made it twice - once for family and once for a dinner party.
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08/27/2008
I don't usually like bread pudding - but this was excellent! I have already made it twice - once for family and once for a dinner party.
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08/27/2008
I don't usually like bread pudding - but this was excellent! I have already made it twice - once for family and once for a dinner party.
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08/02/2008
Terrific recipe! I made it for my family and it was delicious. I normally don't bake, however, just sitting in front of the television watching Suzanne make this mouth watering bread pudding made me want to try this easy recipe. Suzanne's statement about people will want you to make it over and over was true. Now, my family wants me to make it again!
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07/29/2008
Great recipe... easy to follow. Everyone enjoyed it... even my friends who aren't big fans of custard liked it. I substituted the bittersweet chocolate with semi-sweet chocolate chips (because thats what I had on hand) and it worked very well... but I can see where using a more premium, less sweet chocolate would make this dessert even better!
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07/27/2008
I made this for a party and it was really easy. Everyone LOVED it and raved and I definitely brought back an empty container!!! Delicious!
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07/25/2008
Can't wait to try this!