Coconut-Chocolate Chip Bread Pudding


We've had snow and ice for the past two days, shutting everything down in the area. No one can leave their house because it's so gosh-darn slick. I, especially, have no plans on leaving my house. Uh uh. No waaay. I can't drive in snow and ice, and my car doesn't do well on it either. I'm staying right here in my element; blogging, drinking coffee, and wearing sweat pants.

I knew this storm was coming, so I planned ahead. Yep, I went to Wal-Mart before the storm hit, and went grocery shopping for supplies I knew I would need:
Chocolate chips, peanut butter chips, white chocolate chips, milk chocolate chips, toffee chips, Oreos, grasshopper cookies, graham crackers, butter and heavy cream.
And hell, I even threw in some Frank's Red Hot for good measure.

I knew that was enough to get me through any snow storm. People were buying boring stuff. Milk, eggs, bread.... phhht. Ridiculous.

What surprised me was, and I don't know if you know this or not, but, the product that sells out the fastest when there is a storm coming.

Any guesses? Soup? Bottled water?

Nope. Bagged lettuce.

People love bagged lettuce when there's a blizzard. I have no idea why. I guess nothing hits the spot when you've lost electricity... like a garden salad.

So anyway, I've been stuck at home, and I have lots of stuff to do, like catching up on reading blogs (I promise I'm going to do it today. Promise), reading books, watching movies... but I don't know. I'm having trouble sitting down and staying still. I've been constantly in the kitchen, creating new treats. Which is good for you, because you'll be getting a lot of new, fascinating posts, but bad for me because I have about ten different baked goods on my counter, begging to be eaten.

I made this bread pudding using leftover sweet egg bread, and combined it with white and dark chocolate chips, coconut, coconut milk and heavy cream. As good as this pudding was in flavor, it doesn't come across in the picture. Bread pudding is hard to present and photograph, so give me a break. I tried drizzling melted chocolate on top, but I made it look worse.

PS- Happy Birthday Dad! You're the best dad I've ever had.
(No, I didn't make this for your birthday because I know you and everyone else in our family doesn't like bread pudding. Bastards)



Coconut-Chocolate Chip Bread Pudding

Ingredients:
4 large eggs
3/4 cup heavy whipping cream
1/2 cup coconut milk
3/4 cup granulated sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
8 cups cubed challah, babka, brioche, etc.
1/2 cup semi-sweet or bittersweet chocolate chips
1/2 cup white chocolate chips
1/2 cup sweetened flaked coconut

Directions:
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Generously butter an 8x8-inch square baking dish with butter

In a large mixing bowl, whisk together eggs, cream, coconut milk, sugar and vanilla until well combined. Stir in cubed bread, chocolate chips and white chocolate chips until combined. Allow mixture to set for 10 minutes. Pour bread mixture into baking dish and evenly sprinkle with flaked coconut.

Bake at 350 degrees F, for 25-30 minutes, or until coconut is golden brown and pudding is set.

Makes 9 servings


57 comments:

  1. I. LOVE. THIS!!!! I need to make it immediately. And find someone to eat it so Ben doesn't throttle me.

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  2. Salad?! Who the heck eats salad when it's freezing outside?! Glad you are stuck inside! I love it when the weather give us a good excuse for staying inside and catching up on things (read: doing nothing).

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  3. Hola guapa! Everything shuts down? Nobody goes to work or school? Wow, your pantries must be BIG!

    It doesn't look bad at all Emiline :D. Pictures have a beautiful light.

    Can't wait for the Spring to come!!!

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  4. wow 0 wow this looks so special...I love it!

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  5. If I were holed up in the hosue during an ice storm I would just need a spoon and a baking pan full of some chocolatey goodness.

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  6. Ha, I am so right there with you. I buy various types of "chips" like they're going out of style. As a Southerner, the bagged lettuce almost doesn't surprise me. We buy some weird shit in a storm. But now I live in Iowa and I miss snow and ice actually being a reason not to leave the house. Right now it's minus three and out the door I go :-(

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  7. You are so wicked.......why in heavens name does people not like breadpudding?? My family is the same!!!Wow, it looks awesome!

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  8. why do people dislike breadpudding???My family is the same! Wow, this looks so awesome, you are one wicked lady!!!

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  9. They don't like bread pudding in your family? Glad you you came out with the "liking-bread-pudding" gene!

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  10. How can your family not like bread pudding? Especially this one with cream bread, coconut and chocolate! What's not to like?! It looks fantastic. Can't wait to try it. :)

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  11. that sounds so good! the chocolate looks so melty and delicious!!! i can't get over the lettuce?! how weird. I'm super traditional. grilled cheese and tomato soup in the snow. enjoy your sweats! i'm right hear with you in my jams on the couch :)

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  12. WOwo it looks so super super yummy delcious.

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  13. I love, love bread pudding. Never thought to add coconut. Add a few almonds and you would have Almond Joy bread pudding.

    I'm on my way to the grocery store.

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  14. I know I'm going to piss you off when I say that it's supposed to be 80 degrees here on Friday. We have some pretty cold mornings but it's nice and toasty for the afternoon :)

    The bread pudding looks like some sticky gooey delicious stuff! Enjoy your indoor time.

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  15. Happy Birthday Emily's dad!

    Umm, hello! That bread pudding must be in my mouth pronto!

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  16. Oh,this is me all day! I'm printing this bad boy out. I'm even going to tell the kids about it. They won't let me forget hence it doesn't get pushed off. Thanks!

    Btw, I'm one of those grabing some of the bagged greens! We're huge salad eater especially if Mama's not cookin'!
    ~ingrid

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  17. im jealous! its snowing but i need to get all bundled up and trek to class...sitting around baking sounds divine! Enjoy! It looks excellent! :)

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  18. I love any kind of bread pudding - in fact, I'm beginning to believe it's the dessert (or breakfast) to end all others. Did you see the article on the jelly doughnut bread pudding in today's New York Times?? Another yum.

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  19. I don't know what you're talking about, it looks good to me! I would eat some. Right now. ;)

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  20. I buy many of my baked goods at Walmart too :) I've been planning to make chocolate-covered coconut bars this week. Perhaps I will try your recipe also!

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  21. I normally don't care for bread pudding but yours looks out of this world GOOD!!!! We had snow here yesterday and are iced in today....

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  22. I love bread pudding - this looks delicious!

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  23. This bread pudding concept is giving me a serious craving. I'm loving the fact that this finds another use for all that coconut milk I keep stocking up on to make curry!

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  24. I am really craving something sweet now!! Your pictures are amazing...and this dessert looks over the top delicious!

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  25. Challah bread pudding ranks up there as one of the most decadent and sought after desserts on my list of favorite decadent and sought after desserts. Yet somehow, I've never thought of adding chocolate chips nor coconut! I guess I'm obligated to do so, then. Nice recipe :)

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  26. SOOO much snow here - took me 20 minutes to get out of just my DRIVEWAY this morning.

    BREAD PUDDING!!!!! Me like.

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  27. This beats bagged salad any day. This looks fantastic. I'm bummed because I stocked up at Walmart to bake and the storm bypassed us.

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  28. yes, i like the look of your grocery list--seems like you have all the essentials on there. :)
    i wish i didn't have to drive in the snow and ice--i think i've lost about 10 years off my life so far. :)

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  29. Em, you have the gift of tempting people.

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  30. awww, Happy Birthday to your Dad!

    Bread Pudding is one of my favorite desserts! How awesome does this one look?

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  31. What a GREAT recipe...you are always so creative!

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  32. WOW! This looks amazing. I love bread pudding; i love chocolate; i love coconut. Put them all together, and I think you've created a little bit of heaven! Love your blog (and thought you should've won the foodnetwork challenge)!

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  33. I love the idea of adding coconut milk. If you'd given me some warning, I wouldn't have dipped a spoon in my leftover coconut milk, every time I walked by the fridge.

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  34. You must have read my mind. I've been craving bread pudding! This is a great combination of flavours.

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  35. quick question: what camera do you use?

    love pictures :)

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  36. Those sound like good supplies to me. My hurricane supply list generally includes Spaghetti-Os, boxed mac n' cheese, BBQ potato chips, assorted Little Debbie cakes and donuts. Hurricane/blizzard calories don't count- it's about survival!

    Weirdly, the thing that sells out fastest during a hurricane is ice cream. Weird, because if your power goes out in the middle of summer in Florida, that ice cream has, like, 45 seconds until it's Cherry Garcia soup.

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  37. Emily, I don't like lettuce in the summer, I would never eat it under lots of snow!
    Your bread pudding, on the other hand... It would be more than welcome around here anytime of the year. :D

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  38. ...bagged lettuce? So strange! Yeah...I'm pretty tired of the cold, I think I'm turning into a ghost from lack of sun :P. I need to get out more! I would happily stay home to enjoy some of this bread pudding, though. I am a huge bread pudding fan...also love the chocolate chips, this one's a winner, hands down :D.

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  39. That sucks that it is all nasty outside, it is cold here but cold to me is like 36 degrees. We are in California, in the armpit, it isn'tp pleasant like San Diego or anything.
    Seriously salad huh, I think I would want a cup of hot cocoa and some comfort food rather than salad, and I love salad!

    This looks nummy!

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  40. How long is this storm supposed to last? Are you OK for deodorant? Underwear?? Seriously, this sounds like hard times.

    Wish I could help you out with eating some baking, you know I would.

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  41. You are very wise with the supplies you need.

    Hope the snow has melted. I had to hope a train at 6 AM yesterday in heavy snow to be at a meeting in Boston at 10:30. I was 40 minutes late. It was some pretty nasty weather on the east coast this week - and I had no choice but to go out!

    Maybe salad makes people think of summer?

    Love your bread pudding. I love bread pudding. I love chocolate. I love coconut. It's all good.

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  42. Thanks for always having such delicious recipes!! I lef tyou an award on my blog!!

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  43. Here in OK, we've been getting the same weather as you, so I've been confined to barracks for several days. I had to go to Joplin today, I-44 and main roads were okay, but the side roads were a nightmare.

    I can't believe that people want to eat salad when it's bloody perishing.

    Your bread pudding looks great, a masterful slant on an old British classic.

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  44. I would not leave the house, either, if I had this waiting for me.

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  45. I m not a fan of bread puddin however this surely will tempt me in eating it. Looks so delicious. :) Bagged lettuce?? I would buy lots of flour sugar eggs to bake much more comforting :)

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  46. heaven :) so delicious and warming!

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  47. I love days like that. Unfortunatelty in Chicago the show must go on with snow and ice. Loving the sound of this bread pudding.

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  48. Hey! I just found your blog via Under the High Chair. And discovered this fab bread pudding recipe, just a few days after I posted about looking for ways to use up stale bread.

    Isn't the lettuce thing bizarre? My family has been discussing this phenomenon, with great confusion, for years.

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  49. oh my, chocolate and coconut. If you could just squeeze Hugh Jackman in there too this would contain all of my favourite things!!!

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  50. OMG am in heaven viewing this pud! Pass on the salad and bring out comfort food when it's freezing outside!

    rosie x

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  51. Coconut? Chocolate? Bread pudding? All together? YES, please!

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  52. The recipe looks wonderful!

    BTW- Do none of you people depend on electricity to cook? All this "Yuck! Lettuce in the winter?!?" talk is amusing. You can make a meal out of bagged lettuce even when the power is out!

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  53. I think that looks absolutely amazing and posted it on my blog! If you have any issues with this let me know, but I linked and gave you full credit.

    Hope all is well!

    NAOmni

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