I'm trying to clear out a few holiday pantry remainders -- leftover SoyNog, open package of chocolate chips, ends of crusty bread... This easy bread pudding combines those ingredients for a luscious end-of-holiday treat.
1 quart SoyNog (Silk makes a good one...you could also use regular nog but it's going to be a lot heavier)
1 cup bittersweet chocolate chips (or any chocolate you have on hand)
About 6 cups old dry crusty bread, chopped into small cubes (I freeze the ends and remainders of baguettes for these occaisions)
Combine all ingredients in a large bowl, making sure to moiston all the bread. Allow mixture to stand, mixing occaisionally, for at least 45 minutes, until all the bread is well moistened.
Preheat the oven to 350f. Pour moistened bread and chip mixture (with any remaining liquid) into a baking dish. Bake on the middle rack for about 40 minutes, until the top is browned and the pudding is set. Allow to cool for 10 minutes.
If you also have some leftover whipping cream taking up space in your fridge, whipped cream (without additional sugar) is a very nice accompaniment.
-- Posted from the iPhone of Awesome