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It had bread crumbs and whipped egg whites. That's all I remember.

It was very creamy and rich.

It was from a women's magazine about 25 years ago, the article was "The 10 Best Bread Puddings" (or something close to that). I can't find it anywhere, but I loved it.

I was hoping someone might have the recipe.

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  1. Here's a list from Woman's Day, "8 Decadent"
    http://www.womansday.com/food-recipes...
    (but, alas, no whipped egg whites)

    1. Don't know if this works for you, but it is a good recipe. Although it calls for white bread, if you have leftover chocolate cake, brownies, or gingerbread, this is a grand way to stretch out those bits with the white bread.

      Meringue Topped Chocolate Bread Pudding
      Ingredients
      •8 slices slightly staled white bread, cubed roughly
      •2 cups milk, preferably whole, but at least 2%
      •1/2 cup plus 2 tablespoons granulated sugar, divided
      1/4 cup good unsweetened cocoa powder
      •3 eggs, separated
      •2 tablespoons butter, melted
      •1/2 tsp almond extract or full teaspoon vanilla (your call)

      Directions
      •Place the bread cubes in a greased 2 qt casserole dish Combine the milk, 1/2 cup sugar, cocoa powder and beat very thoroughly with wisk. Add slightly beaten egg yolks, butter and almond extract; pour over bread. Let stand for at least half an hour, preferably a full hour, pushing bread cubes down into liquid from time to time
      • Cover and bake at 350° for 25-30 minutes or until a knife inserted near the center comes out clean.
      • In a small bowl, beat egg whites on medium speed until soft peaks form. Gradually beat in remaining 2 TBSP sugar, 1 tablespoon at a time, on high until stiff peaks form.
      • Spread evenly over hot filling, sealing meringue to sides of dish. Bake, uncovered, for 10-12 minutes or until meringue is golden. Serve warm. Refrigerate leftovers. Yield: 9 servings.

      1. This may not have as much chocolate as you want, but Suzanne Goin's is wonderful:

        http://www.epicurious.com/recipes/foo...

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        1. re: Tom P

          heh heh
          we get this at our school's bake sale
          And yes, it is lovely.

        2. This isn't what you're specifically looking for, but it is absolutely the best I have ever had, and one of the most memorable deserts I'v ever had:

          http://www.starchefs.com/JSplichal/ht...

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          1. re: roxlet

            OMG. This would be my request for the Last Meal, Final Course........

            Actually, I'd skip right to this.

            To die for LOL!

            1. re: nlgardener

              The Wild Turkey sauce is good on anything! I use it for cheese plates. Great on room temp cheese.

          2. Wyogal, LJS, TomP, Roxlet: thanks for your help! I may have to try all of those; maybe it's time to replace my bread pudding recipe, especially since I can't find it!

            Thanks for your messages!

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            1. re: luvcubs

              I hope you enjoy whatever you decide to make!

              1. re: roxlet

                Well, guess what I gave up for Lent! LOL.

                But Easter Sunday, we are having lots of chocolate.

                1. re: luvcubs

                  I had a PIna Colada bread pudding that was amazing. Not sure of the recipe, but I bet one could google it. No alcohol, just those tropical flavors.

            2. Another great one, but not what you described, was this one from Cooking Light. I like it because it's sized for two,and intensely chocolate.
              http://www.cookinglight.com/food/top-...

              1. An added search found this one from a B&B that sounds like a match.

                http://www.bbonline.com/recipes/arlin...

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                1. re: MidwesternerTT

                  THAT'S IT!!!!

                  Thank you ever so much! (Of course, I was broke at the time, so I would have used regular milk and cocoa, but it was still fantastic. Imagine how much better it will be with the good stuff!)

                  THANK YOU! You have no idea how happy this makes me!

                  1. re: luvcubs

                    Wonderful. Glad we found it, and created a list of other great bread puddings along the way.