In honor of the Season of Love, I thought I would include some recipes to win over the object of your affection or get your spousal contract renewed for another year. This is so very easy...even for non-bakers, but it packs a big chocolate punch.
5 cups milk, heated to scalding
This means that there are tiny little bubbles forming around the edge of the saucepan, but it hasn't begun to boil.
To the milk, add:
3 tablespoons butter
3/4 cup brown sugar
1/4 teaspoon salt
4 eggs, beaten
1 cup granulated sugar
4 tablespoons cocoa
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Tear up the bread into 1-inch pieces and place into a 9x13 inch baking dish.
10 slices of white bread, a day or so old. Challah is especially delicious, but French bread works well, too.
Strain the milk mixture and pour over the top of the bread. Stir until well blended. Bake at 350 degrees for one hour. Yes, it is supposed to look like the aftermath of a volcano, but just scoop it up with an ice cream scoop and top it with a little hot fudge sauce and/or some whipped cream.
Warning: I hope you're prepared to deal with the consequences! Oh well, November is a great time to have a baby...ONE was born on November 13th.