Alix's Chocolate Croissant PuddingAlix[FONT=Comic Sans MS]OK, Kate and I experimented a bit and created a keeper dessert tonight.
1/4 cup brandy
2 2/3 cups milk
1 1/2 cups sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
3/4 cup cocoa
1 1/2 cups butter, melted
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon cloves
6 stale croissants torn into bits
2 cups of chocolate chunks
Butter a 9x12 pan. Tear up all the croissants into bite sized bits and sprinkle the chocolate chunks over all.
In a large bowl, whisk together the milk, eggs, sugar, cocoa, brandy, and spices. Let the butter cool a bit and then whisk it into the custard mixture. When its all incorporated, pour it over all the torn croissants and chocolate chunks.
Bake it in the oven at 350 for about 35 - 40 minutes. There should still be some wiggle in the middle but it shouldn't be liquidy or gooshy.
Serve with whipped cream, ice cream OR caramel drizzle.