Challah isn’t just bread that’s enjoyed by everyone. It’s a ceremonial bread that commences the beginning of Shabbat. In fact, a small portion of this bread is set aside for offering purposes. The challah bread is often known for its sweet flavor and braided presentation. It’s often eaten during Jewish holidays and on Shabbat day.
There are plenty of ways to make the challah bread and some have gotten creative with them. Today, we’ll teach you how to make chocolate challah bread pudding the easy way! We guarantee that it’ll be hard to resist them.
What you’ll need:
1 stick butter
4 cups warm milk
1 1/2 cups sugar
1 loaf challah bread (cut into 1 1/2 inch slices)
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 cup raisins
Chocolate ganache (optional)
1 cup chocolate chips
- Using the oven, preheat it to 325 degrees Fahrenheit.
- In a large bowl, add melted butter, warm milk, vanilla, eggs, and sugar. Mix them together until the batter is smooth.
- In a large baking dish, line about two-thirds of the bread. Sprinkle half of the raisins and chocolate to it, and add the remaining challah to the first layer. Combine the remaining chocolate and raisins inside the layers.
- Using the milk mixture, pour this over the bread until it absorbs everything. Let this stand for about 5-10 minutes.
- With an aluminum foil, wrap the baking dish and leave it in the over for about 50 minutes.
- After that, remove the aluminum foil to bake for an extra 10-15 minutes or until it’s golden brown.
- Remove in the oven and let it cool before serving to guests.
- Drizzle the chocolate ganache over the top for an elevated flavor.