Recipe courtesy of Wolfgang Puck
Episode: Making the Menu
Total:
4 hr 30 min
Active:
4 hr
Yield:
8 servings

Ingredients

Custard:
Soaking liquid:

Directions

Special equipment: 8 3/4 cup molds or custard cups

In a stainless steel bowl or double boiler placed over simmering water, melt the 2 chocolates. 

In a large stainless steel bowl, beat the whole eggs and the egg yolks. Gradually whisk in the sugar and beat until fluffy. Meanwhile, in a small saucepan, bring the half-and-half to a rolling boil. Slowly whisk into the egg mixture. Then, whisk in the melted chocolate. Chill over ice and refrigerate, covered, until needed. (This should be prepared the day before so that the custard will thicken.) 

When ready to prepare the pudding, combine the soaking liquid ingredients in a saucepan and heat until the cocoa is completely dissolved. Cut each slice of bread into two 2-inch circles (16 circles), using a cookie cutter or something similar. Arrange the circles of bread in 1 or 2 dishes with sides large enough to hold the circles in 1layer. Pour the soaking liquid over and soak well, turning so that the bread absorbs as much liquid as possible. 

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Butter 8 3/4 cup molds or custard cups. 

To prepare the pudding, spoon a layer of custard (about 2 ounces) into the bottom of each of the 8 cups. Using a slotted spoon, remove a circle of bread and set in the custard. Spoon over a second layer of custard, a second circle of bread and top with a final layer of custard. Repeat this procedure, filling the remaining cups with custard and bread, and then arrange the cups in a large baking pan. Fill the pan with boiling water, halfway up the sides of the cups. Bake 30 minutes. Cool and refrigerate until needed. 

Dust the puddings with sifted powdered sugar and pass a bowl of unsweetened whipped cream.

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