Tuesdays With Dorie – Chocolate Kahlua Bread Pudding

by Jessica on February 8, 2011

Chocolate Kahlua Bread Pudding

Am I the only one that’s a bit weirded out by bread pudding? To me, bread shouldn’t be soggy. Or in pudding form. However, I was pretty surprised once I tried this. With one bite, I had a new favorite dessert. :)

I decided to change up this week’s recipe a bit. Since there was not a drop of bourbon in the house, I decided to go with a little Kahlua. And since everything’s better with chocolate, I added a little cocoa powder, too. But take it from Dorie: when she says that this is best enjoyed at room temperature the same day it’s baked, she means it. I left this in the fridge overnight and she’s right… the texture’s just not the same. It’s still really yummy, but definitely not as lovely as it is once out of the oven.

Chocolate Kahlua Bread Pudding 2

Sharon from Simply Southern is this week’s hostess. Hop on over to her blog for the recipe and see the other bread puddings by clicking over to the Leave-Your-Link post on the TWD page!

Chocolate Kahlua Bread Pudding (pg. 407)
Adapted from: Baking – From My Home to Yours by Dorie Greenspan

Chocolate Kahlua Bread Pudding 3

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{ 27 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Cakelaw February 8, 2011 at 3:10 am

This looks amazing! So decadent.

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2 Jessica February 8, 2011 at 9:16 am

Oooh! I love this variation! I didn’t have any bourbon either, but I wish I had used my Kahlua like you did! Looks great!

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3 Lauryn February 8, 2011 at 10:12 am

Chocolate and Kahlua sounds incredible!!! I wish I had added some chocolate to mine!!!

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4 Kayte February 8, 2011 at 11:53 am

Okay, I won’t lie to you as you won’t trust me ever again, so I will just say…this looks horrible. lol Seriously, bread pudding AND chocolate all in the same post??? How much did you think I could take of this??? lol I’m sure everyone else loves it. I love the recipe before this one! Does that count for anything?

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5 Jessica February 8, 2011 at 12:10 pm

Kayte, I made this one JUST for you! I knew you’d absolutely love it. :)

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6 Spike February 8, 2011 at 12:36 pm

your version sounds perfect!

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7 Coupons for Medifast February 8, 2011 at 12:43 pm

How yummy, two of my favorite things come together, bread pudding and Kahlua, this is going to be wonderful tonight for dessert. Thanks so much.

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8 Amber Marie February 8, 2011 at 12:51 pm

I think it’s a little weird too, but I love it so I try not to think about it! :)

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9 Jill February 8, 2011 at 1:04 pm

Love your substitutions. Looks delicious!

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10 Flourchild February 8, 2011 at 2:07 pm

Yum looks soooo good. Kahlua is a very wonderful drink..how nice to put it in your pudding! I love your pictures!

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11 Sharon February 8, 2011 at 2:31 pm

Sounds Yummy. Thank for baking with me.

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12 Donna @ WayMoreHomemade February 8, 2011 at 2:44 pm

I LOVE chocolate bread pudding. LOVE. I add some dried cherries that have been soaked in port or orange juice to mine sometimes. The one thing I don’t like is how the centers of the bread pieces never get fully soaked with the chocolate. It frustrates me. Yours looks good!

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13 Katrina February 8, 2011 at 4:16 pm

i could go for chocolate. I have found I just don’t care for bread pudding.
And congrats on your potato win. The chicken looks great. Have you posted that recipe?

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14 Jessica February 8, 2011 at 4:31 pm
15 cindy harris February 8, 2011 at 4:28 pm

Chocolate improves most anything!

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16 Paula (Salad in a Jar) February 8, 2011 at 6:11 pm

Hi Jessica, Love the way you experimented with this recipe. Kahlua sounds fantastic. Thinking I may try it myself but instead of chocolate in the pudding part, I may put fudge sauce over the top. Thanks for the inspiration.

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17 Mary February 8, 2011 at 7:34 pm

I love Kahlua and chocolate together, so this sounds amazing. I usually make them into a creme caramel, but I may have to introduce bread into the mix after reading this!

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18 Margaret February 8, 2011 at 8:07 pm

Now that is one fantastic variation of Bread Pudding. I myself love bread pudding and this was no exception. That choco/kahlua looks very tasty.

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19 Jacque Hutson February 8, 2011 at 9:11 pm

Ooh, that looks like the perfect size for a “best eaten on day it is baked” recipes like this one. It sounds super tasty. Nice work!

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20 yummychunklet February 8, 2011 at 11:25 pm

Be still my heart…you had me at Kahlua! Looks so good!

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21 Tracey February 9, 2011 at 8:26 am

I am so with you – bread definitely shouldn’t be soggy! I haven’t found a bread pudding recipe I like so I sat our this week, but now you have my wondering if maybe I’d have liked this one…

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22 Victor @ Random Cuisine February 9, 2011 at 10:47 am

I love using kahlua, especially in tiramisu. I haven’t thought of putting in bread pudding. Sure going give it a try.

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23 joy February 9, 2011 at 3:28 pm

Your bread pudding looks amazing! The choc/kahlua combo sounds incredible.

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24 Elaine February 9, 2011 at 7:15 pm

Chocolate, bread, AND Kahlua?! What’s not to love?! It looks wonderful, Jessica.

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25 Eliana February 9, 2011 at 7:24 pm

I never thought of adding Kahlua to bread pudding but what a great idea. Will definitely add some the next time I make it because yours looks wonderful.

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26 Weekend Cowgirl February 10, 2011 at 1:21 pm

I love bread pudding in every, shape, form or fashion except do not like rasins in my bread pudding. This looks yummy!

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27 steph (whisk/spoon) February 11, 2011 at 5:17 pm

kahlua–heck yeah! that sounds great!

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