Ashley Manor's Chocolate Bread Pudding
by Ashley Manor Catering and Reception Center on Saturday, April 16, 2011 at 1:33pm 

6 oz Cocoa Powder16 oz Sugar1 tsp Vanilla extract8 Large eggs

16 oz mini Chocolate Chips

1 quart Whole Milk

2 loaves French bread

In a Large mixing bowl combine cocoa powder and sugar. Mix well. In a separate bowl beat eggs and vanilla. Mix both bowls together being sure that the eggs are incorporated evenly. Add milk and 8 oz of mini chocolate chips. Break apart your French bread into chunks no larger than a slice of bread. Fold bread into liquid, DO NOT MIX. Soak the bread in your liquid mixture for 10 minutes. Pour your mixture into a 9x13 greased baking pan. Sprinkle the remaining 8oz of mini chocolate chips on top. Bake at 350 for 40 minutes in a convection oven or for 1 hour in a regular oven.

1 Stick of butter

1/2 cup Pecans chopped

1/2 box Brown Sugar

1 1/2 shots Kahlua liquor

1 pint Heavy Cream *** not half and half

Melt butter in a small saucepot. Add in pecans. Roast your pecans for 8 to 10 minutes on medium heat. Add brown sugar and Kahlua. Stir until sugar is melted, being sure not to over cook. Add heavy cream and simmer until sauce is creamy and smooth, about 3 minutes. Be sure not to cook too long or your sauce will separate.Pour sauce onto the top of your Chocolate Bread Pudding and serve. ENJOY!!!!