Thursday, February 14, 2013

Sinful Chocolate Delights + A Cajun Slow Song

Here's a divinely delicious bread pudding that I love to make on Valentine's Day and wanted to share with ya'll. Delectable chocolate, topped with a sinful, chocolate bourbon sauce and maybe a little whipped cream. Just heavenly, cher, and guaranteed to please. And what could be better to accompany this luscious treat than a  Chocolate-Cherry Martini! Cheers and Happy Valentine's Day!

Chocolate Bread Pudding w/ Chocolate Bourbon Sauce

1 loaf French bread, torn into pieces
2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips
1 (14 ounce) can sweetened condensed milk
4 large eggs
1 cup hot water
2 tbs.'s butter
1/2 cup chopped pecans

Place bread pieces in a large bowl. In heavy saucepan over low heat,  add the chocolate chips and stir until melted.

Whisk together the milk, eggs, water, pecans, and melted chocolate chips. Pour over bread and mix well.

Let stand for 2 minutes and spoon bread into a buttered 13x9 inch baking dish. Bake in a preheated 350 degree oven for 40 to 50 minutes. Serve with Chocolate Bourbon Glaze. (recipe below) Enjoy!

  Chocolate Bourbon Glaze

1/2 cup whipping cream
1 cup chocolate chips
1 tbs. bourbon

In small saucepan, bring the whipping cream to a boil over medium high heat. Remove from heat and stir in chocolate chips and bourbon and stir until melted.

 Chocolate- Cherry Martini

1 cup ice cubes
1/2 ounce cherry brandy
1 ounce creme de cocoa
1 ounce vodka
1 ounce chocolate liquor
1 tbs. chocolate syrup
4 ounces half and half
1/2 tsp. maraschino cherry juice
maraschino cherries

Pour chocolate syrup into bottom of a cocktail glass. Place ice cubes in a shaker and add all ingredients, except cherries, and shake until blended. Strain and pour into a cocktail glass, stir once, and garnish with cherries. Cest bon, cher! Cheers!

I'll be sharing these at ~
Full Plate Thursday @ Miz Helen's Country Cottage 
Creative Bloggers Party and Hop @ Homemaker on a Dime

 A Cajun Slow Song

People often ask me if Cajuns ever dance slow, so here's a little song played by Joel Sonnier and the Jambalaya Cajun Band that is about as slow as it gets in Cajun country. Dedicated to my one and only love, this one's for you, cher!

Merci beaucoup for stopping by, ya'll!


Linda Starr said...

sinfully delicious

Kat said...

You are right, that is about the most laid back crowd I have ever seen in your videos! The Martini looks scrumptious! And the pudding divine!

Eddie Bluelights said...

You Make a very convincing sales pitch! I am totally convinced about all of your heavenly, sinful and divinely delicious creations. I promise I shall never visit McDonalds again LOL.

Wish I could have been there for a few helpings and for lots of Cajun dances avec toi. LOL

Miz Helen said...

Hi Marguerite,
Your Chocolate Bread Pudding will sure be sinful alright but sure worth it! Hope you are having a great Valentine Weekend and thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
Come Back Soon!
Miz Helen

Kittie Howard said...

My eyes smiled when I saw that chocolate martini. Had two this Christmas in NO, the first two martinis in my entire life. OMG! Super delicious!

Kristi McInerney said...

Thanks for following my blog. I am now following you! From the blog hop!

Keeping up with Kristi

T. Clear said...

Chocolate bread pudding is one of the great gifts of the universe.

Cloudia said...

Real nice sweets! Sweet dancin'

Pat Tillett said...

Oh man! Both of those look amazingly good. I'm drooling...

Pat Tillett said...

Oh man! Both of those look amazingly good. I'm drooling...

Slice of Southern said...

Oh man I'm a sucker for anything chocolate...I'm dying here!