So this seemed like a good idea and the non-baker's way to offer up super fast dessert. Adding chocolate chips makes bread pudding Valentine's Day friendly too! More to the point, I scored some major household points.
As this was a first timer for me, I admit I may make adjustments. That said, baking eggs and milk is science, just not the rocket kind. It's forgiving.
2 cups milk room temp
2 eggs room temp
1/4 cup sugar
1/2 teaspoon vanilla, or more
Pinch of salt
(Maybe 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon next time)
1/2 challah or loaf of brioche, stale or not, roughly 1 inch cubes
Big handful of chips, or more
Unsalted Butter for baking dish, 2 quart dish
*note, mine was more deep than shallow meaning extra baking time. More shallow = less baking time
Preheat oven 350
Rub butter all over baking dish and up the sides. Mix milk, eggs, sugar, vanilla and salt. Toss that mixture with the bread. Let it soak a few. Pour half into baking dish, sprinkle generously with chips. Pour in the rest. More chips! Bake 50 min – 1 hour until the middle shows no sign of liquid when pressed.
Rest 10 minutes.
Eat – B