1 loaf white bread or Challah egg bread, cut into 1" cubes, about 8 cups
2 cups 1/2 and 1/2
2 cups milk
1/2 sugar plus 2 TBS
1/2 cup semi sweet choc chips chopped
1/2 cup chopped pecans (or walnuts)
2 tsp. vanilla extract pinch salt
My all time fave easy recipe! Butter 2 qt. baking dish, fill with bread cubes. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. In large bowl beat eggs, salt, liquids, 1/2 cup sugar. Mix in choc chips and nuts into bread cubes- I put about 1/2 in the middle and 1/2 on top. Slowly our egg mixture over bread. Let sit overnight (for best results). Sometimes I bake right away, if so, push liquids into the bread gently. Sprinkle bread with remaining sugar and put in oven. Bake 1 hour, remove and cover with foil, bake an additional 25 minutes, or until a knife comes out clean. Cool and enjoy! If you're a real chocoholic, add a 1/2 coarsely chooped gourmet dark chocolate! And double the nuts!
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