My plans have been destroyed. I had excellent intentions of getting back on track with eating healthy(ish!) food after Thanksgiving. Then I just let myself eat what I wanted the Friday after Thanksgiving because what the heck, we're still living like kings right? There's gotta be something to celebrate. And then Saturday led to me stuffing my face with Mexican food. Then the bar food came on Sunday while I was watching the game, and now THIS. This Nutella bread pudding miraculously appeared in my kitchen later that night. I told myself that I was going to give it away (I did manage to give about 1/4 of it away!) but somehow the rest of it kept ending up on a plate and then in my mouth. These are tragic times, folks.
I made this bread pudding for this month's Secret Recipe Club. I was honored to be paired up with Camilla from Culinary Adventures with Camilla. I love her recipes because they're simple and easy and most definitely tasty! I went through a few recipes before I landed on THE ONE: Nutella Bread Pudding. OMG Yes!! Camilla's son Riley actually found the recipe for this bread pudding. What a smart kid! He knows exactly what we all should be eating...and it involves Nutella and carbs.
Don't sit down and let this recipe pass you by this holiday. It's great for giving as a gift, bringing to a Christmas dinner, or just standing over your stove and eating it as a snack out of the pan. But you know I would never do that, right? I'm classy.
Nutella Bread Pudding
slightly adapted from Culinary Adventures with Camilla
- 1 loaf challah bread, slightly stale and cut into 1" cubes*
- 9 egg yolks
- 2 cups heavy cream
- 1 cup milk
- 3/4 cup granulated sugar + 1 heaping tablespoon granulated sugar for topping
- 4 tablespoons pure vanilla extract
- 1 cup Nutella spread
- 1/2 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
1) Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Butter a large baking dish (~12" x 8") and set aside.
2) In a large mixing bowl, stir together the egg yolks, cream, milk, sugar, and vanilla until incorporated.
3) Gently stir in the Nutella. (It will take a few minutes for the Nutella to incorporate into the egg mixture, but just keep stirring!)
4) Fold in the bread cubes. (I had to separate the Nutella mixture into two bowls so I could fold in the bread crumbs without spilling everything. Once the bread was wet, I was able to combine everything once again in one large bowl.)
5) Once all the bread is wet, pour in the chocolate chips and stir everything together.
6) Spoon the mixture into the buttered dish. Cover with foil and bake for 60 minutes.
7) Uncover the dish and sprinkle the remaining 1 tablespoon of sugar over the bread pudding.
8) Put the bread pudding back in the oven for another 30-45 minutes, or until the bread pudding is firm to the touch and browned on top.
9) Allow to cool for 30 minutes. Serve warm.
* If your bread isn't stale, you can cut it into cubes and leave it out in a bowl overnight.