You can use day old bread or brioche. We love brioche because it’s tender and soft, perfect for a softer bread pudding.
8-10cups(1.9l)day-old bread*see head note , cut into 1/2-inch pieces
1 1/2cups(330g)packed brown sugar
8ounces(227g)chocolate chips(about 1 ½ cups)
Preheat oven to 350°F. Butter a 9”x13” baking dish.
In a large bowl, beat together the eggs, milk, brown sugar, cinnamon, salt & vanilla. Place cut bread in the bowl with the egg mixture and gently toss. Lightly press down on the bread to soak up the liquids.
Pour the bread pudding into the prepared baking dish. Sprinkle the chocolate chips over the bread pudding, mixing some of the chips into the bread pudding.
Bake for about 45 minutes - 1 hour, or until set and golden. Serve warm or at room temperature. It’s great with whipped cream or ice cream.