Chocolate Bread Pudding (LF)

  • 1 nonstick spray
    3/4 c unsweetened cocoa powder
    1 3/4 c sugar
    3 c nonfat milk
    1 lb day old bread with crusts
    1 removed, torn into pieces
    1 tb vanilla
    1 egg
    2 egg whites
    1 ts cinnamon
    1/2 ts salt
    1 ts finely grated orange peel

    Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Spray a loaf pan with nonstick spray and dust with cocoa powder. Combine cocoa and 3/4 c sugar with milk in a saucepan. Cook over medium low heat until dissolved. Cool. Pour over bread and soak until bread absorbs mixture. Combine vanilla, egg and egg whites, cinnamon, remaining sugar, salt and orange peel. Place one layer of bread in loaf pan. Pour a little of the egg mixture over. Continue placing bread and egg mixture in loaf pan until pan is filled. Pour remaining egg mixture over the top and bake for 45 minutes to 1 hour, or until crusty on top, puffy, and set in the middle. Let cool slightly and serve warm or cold. Some liquid will settle in bottom of pan. Per 4 oz serving: 208 calories, 2 g total fat

    From "C'mon America, Let's Eat", by Susan Powter, 1996
  • Made this using crossiants instead of the bread, turned out really well!