Thursday, October 9, 2008

The Cure

I need chocolate. I need it like I need oxygen. I need it or else I will fade. It is my lifeline, my manna, my saviour. O Chocolate! How I do love thee. Every so often I am struck by an extreme bout of Chocolate Fever, I'll go on a bender where the only things that pass my lips are chocolate in nature and flavor. I am in the bittersweet grip of one of these rages. One half -box of truffles later, I decided I had to get pro-active and concoct my own cure. A be-all-and-end-all of chocolate comfort cravings. Death by chocolate, indeed.

Nutella-Mascarpone Stuffed Chocolate Bread Pudding w. Peanut Butter Sauce
Cut up a large challah into bite sized cubes. Place in large bowl. In med. sized bowl whisk 8 eggs and 1 c. chocolate milk and 1 tsp. vanilla extract. Pour egg mixture over challah cubes, stir so bread is covered in mixture. In another bowl (this recipe requires a lot of glassware-it's worth it) mix together 1 c. nutella and 1 8 oz. container mascarpone cheese. In a casserole dish, cover bottom with half the soaked challah cubes. Then spread nutella-mascarpone mixture over challah layer. Top nutella-mascarpone layer with the rest of challah cubes. Place in fridge for a few hours or overnight. Bring to room temperature and then place in 375F oven for about 30 mins.

Peanut Butter Sauce
In a saucepan over med. heat combine 1/2 c. peanut butter, 1/2 c. heavy cream, 2 tbsp. corn syrup, 1/4 c. brown sugar. Stir until smooth. Serve warm.


Alexa said...

I think the entire jar of nutella would end in my mouth before I have the time to make this delicious bread pudding. This has to be the perfect chocolate fix!

Jesse said...

Holy crapola, I just had a heart attack reading that! Fortunately I found out if I run regularly I can up my calorie consumption quite a bit... mwwooo hooo hahaha. Chocolate-y peanut buttery bread pudding here I come!

Katie said...

Wow does that sound good!

Lisa said...

AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA are you trying to kill me?? Oh my.... that is just the most perfect "I need a little somethin somethin" I've ever come across! HELP!

Ariel said...

this is amazing!!!!