Sunday, August 19, 2012

Brioche Nutella Bread Pudding

You know when you wake up and have a hankering for something sweet?  Well this was one of those mornings.  So I raided my pantry and ended up with a sweet, chocolatey and nutty bread pudding in less than an hour!
Brioche.  Nutella.  Pecans. Custard. Powered sugar.  Delight!  Enjoy for breakfast, dessert or just because.

Brioche Nutella Bread Pudding
Adapted from Steamy Kitchen

3 brioche buns (you can also use croissants, challah or a hearty bread)
3/4 cup nutella
1/4 cup pecans (half or chopped)
1 cup half and half
2 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 cup powered sugar
pinch of salt

  • Preheat oven to 350ºF.
  • Slather Nutella onto brioche rolls to make Nutella sandwiches.  Cut sandwiches into 2-inch pieces and place into a medium-sized baking dish.  Scatter pecans on top.
  • In a medium bowl, combine half and half, eggs, vanilla extract, powdered sugar and salt.  Once combined pour over brioche pieces.
  • Cover baking dish with foil and bake for 30 minutes.  Remove foil and back for an additional 10 to 15 minutes until the top is golden and all of the liquid is absorbed.  
  • Remove from oven and rest for 5 minutes.  Serve immediately or at room temperature.  Enjoy!