1 1/2 cups whole milk
1 2/3 cup heavy cream
1 1/2 cups dark chocolate, chopped, plus 1/2 cup
3 large eggs, plus 3 large egg yolks
1/2 cup sugar
12 brioche buns or 1 loaf white bread, cubed
Whipped cream for serving
- Preheat the oven to 325°F. Bring the milk and cream to a boil and pour over 2/3 of the chocolate in a heatproof bowl. Cover and let sit until the chocolate begins to melt, about 1 minute. Stir until smooth.
- In a separate bowl, whisk the eggs, egg yolks, and sugar until well combined. Keep mixing and stir in the chocolate mixture.
- Place the brioche cubes in a large bowl. Pour the chocolate custard mixture over the brioche. Add the remaining chopped chocolate and stir well to combine. Set aside to let the custard soak into the bread, about 10 minutes, then pour into two 8-inch loaf pans. Bake until golden brown and crusty and a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean, about 30 minutes.
- Remove from the oven and let cool 30 minutes before unmolding. Cut into 1-inch slices and serve with whipped cream.
Quantity: 16 servings