Tuesday, August 02, 2005

Make Me A Pot of Tea, or some Bread Pudding?!

I'm a huge fan of bread pudding, especially when there is chocolate involved. My absolute favorite dessert is the hazlenut chocolate bread pudding at the Cornelia Street Cafe in NYC--wonder if this one could hold up a candle (mom, let's try this). And if anyone else does, post a comment and let me know. I always thought tea went nicely with the dessert, but in dessert...an interesting experiment with the mint :). Sounds like a bored housewife, ahem, house husband wanna-be scientist had himself a great afternoon.

Chocolate Mint Bread Pudding
from the kitchen of Greg F
The Woodlands, Texas

2 bags Celestial Seasonings Mint Magic Herb Tea
1 1/2 Cup milk
1 6oz package semi-sweet chocolate pieces
1/2 Cup sugar
1 egg beaten
1/4 tsp salt
2 1/2 Cups soft bread crumbs
1 Tbsp butter

Add 2 bags of Celestial Seasonings Mint Magic Herb Tea to milk. Bring to a simmer and simmer over medium heat for 5 minutes (do not boil). Remove tea bags. Add chocolate and continue over medium heat until chocolate melts. Remove from heat. Combine with sugar, egg and salt. Beat well. Stir in bread crumbs. Pour into a 1-quart baking dish coated lightly with butter. Place dish into a 13x9x2" baking pan and add hot water to pan to depth of 1". Bake 400 degrees 15-20 minutes or until knife inserted comes out clean. Serves 6.

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