Passover is over. You may now eat bread! Run to the supermarket and get yourself a fresh loaf so you can whip up this delicious treat.
Bread pudding. It’s one of those things that tastes amazing and you assume since it’s that good it must be complicated to make but once I looked it up I realized it’s as easy as making french toast or pancakes, or maybe even easier since once it’s all assembled in the baking pan you throw it in the oven and there is no need to continuously flip the batter!
There are some decadent versions out there but I like to stick with fast and tasty — and this is the basic way to make bread pudding. You can use dairy milk and dairy chocolate or keep it non dairy like I did with soy milk and dark chocolate. (I actually used white chocolate chips and dark chocolate chips since that’s what I had in the kitchen but next time I will use a good quality dark chocolate bar broken up into pieces.)
1 large challah
2 cups soy milk
1 tsp. vanilla
1 tsp. cinnamon
1/4 cup of brown sugar
1 cup of chocolate chips or dark chocolate bar broken into pieces
Grease a 9×13 baking pan. Break the challah into small pieces using your hands. Place the challah pieces into the baking pan. Sprinkle the chocolate chips or chocolate pieces on top of the challah, mixing it so it blends with the challah. In a large bowl, combing the milk, eggs, vanilla, cinnamon and brown sugar. Pour the mixture over the challah and chocolate. Press the challah down in the pan so every piece of challah gets coated with the milk mixture. Place in oven and bake on 350 for 30-40 minutes. Serve warm with ice cream, whipped cream or fresh fruit.
[Image via Kosher In The Kitch.]