Recipe: Chocolate Blueberry Bread Pudding

PAIRS WITH:

SUNSTONE 2018 CABERNET SAUVIGNON, SBC

INGREDIENTS (SERVES 12)

  • Brioche Raisin Bread or Homemade Blueberry Bread, thick slices (14- slices)
  • 75%+ Dark Chocolate, chopped (10 ounces)
  • Coconut Cream (1 can -13oz)
  • Oat Milk (1-cup)
  • Ground Cloves (1/4- tsp)
  • Grated Nutmeg (1-tsp)
  • Cinnamon Ground (1-Tbsp)
  • Bourbon or Brandy (½- cup)
  • Orange Zest + Juice (1 small orange)
  • Unsalted Butter, room temp or softened (1- cup)
  • Maple Syrup (1/2- cup)
  • Coconut Sugar (3/4- cup)
  • Eggs (4- each)
  • Egg Yolks (3- each)
  • Blueberries (1-2 pints depending on preference)

DIRECTIONS

  1. Preheat oven to 375F, and spray coconut oil in glass or ceramic 8-inch rectangle dish. Line with parchment and spray parchment.
  2. Cut bread and layer in baking dish, crisscross the layers of bread, spread or add chucks of ¾ cup room temperature butter between bread. Set aside.
  3. Add chopped chocolate into bowl with ¼ cup butter, place bowl over a pan of boiling water to melt chocolate and butter, like a bain-marie. Stir until melted and to prevent separation of the cocoa butter/ chocolate about 3-4 minutes.
  4. In saucepan, heat coconut cream, oat milk, bourbon/ brandy, cloves, orange zest + juice, cinnamon, and nutmeg bring to simmer and turn off heat.
  5. Meanwhile, in mixing bowl or kitchen aid mix eggs, yolks, maple syrup, coconut sugar and mix well. Fold in the melted chocolate.
  6. Pour ½ of the egg/chocolate mixture into another glass bowl and slowly stir in the warm coconut/oat milk liquid, keep whisking slowly for 1-2 minutes. Add the rest of the egg/chocolate mixture and repeat. Let mixture cool for 5-8 minutes.
  7. Add blueberries, chocolate chips (optional), finely shredded coconut (optional), crushed candied pecans (optional) over the layers of bread. Then pour the milk, egg, chocolate mixture over the top.
  8. Place in oven and bake for 25-30 minutes. Serve warm with orange bourbon maple butter and or vanilla bean coconut milk ice cream.
Recipe bY: SUNSTONE WINEMAKER BRITTANY RICE