Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
Melt the butter in non-stick saute pan. Add the cubed bread, allowing bread to toast and soak in butter. When the bread is golden brown, remove from the pan and set aside. In a deep bowl, add eggs, vanilla, sugar, and cream and mix well. Add the toasted bread, nuts, and chocolate and combine well. Let the bread stand in the mixture for 1 hour or until bread has soaked all the mixture.
Grease the bottom and sides of a 10-inch baking dish. Pour the mixture into the prepared dish and bake for 35 minutes. Serve warm with extra chopped chocolate pieces as garnish.
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Copyright 2003, Ralph Pallarino, All Rights Reserved