OK, not my favorite and I like bread pudding. I think it was the bread I used, couldn't find brioche or challah; besides I only wanted to make a 1/3 recipe. I used Texas Toast bread because it is sliced thick, about 1"; but I feel it would have been better with the suggested bread. The chocolate didn't do it for me, I like a more traditional bread pudding. DH said it was OK and finished the bowl, LOL. I only get a taste (very small) of everything I have been making lately; I have a competition next Saturday and my eating has to be perfect, damn. But, on Sunday look out!!!