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Old March 11th, 2007, 06:50 PM
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Default Recipe for Bitter & Blanc

This is being served on Carnival and it is wonderful............. It's a combination of white and dark chocolate pudding with a bread pudding topping (well, sort of). Does anyone have a recipe for this?
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I have a thread for all the Carnival Recipes. Here is the Bitter and Blanc recipe, it is scaled to a large amount so you will have to scale it down. Here is the site:
http://boards.cruisecritic.com/showt...nc#post7099806.

Let me know how it went.
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Thanks a million!!!!! I will make it ASAP.
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I have a thread for all the Carnival Recipes. Here is the Bitter and Blanc recipe, it is scaled to a large amount so you will have to scale it down. Here is the site:
http://boards.cruisecritic.com/showt...nc#post7099806.

Let me know how it went.
If you scroll down further on that thread above, I had reposted the recipe after a chef helped me to convert the recipe to 8 servings! It takes some time to make it, but soooo worth it. Enjoy!
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Made B&B at home, even went to Cracker Barrel for the souffe cups. It turned out good, but from some reason it taste better on a cruise.
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Made B&B at home, even went to Cracker Barrel for the souffe cups. It turned out good, but from some reason it taste better on a cruise.
Everything tastes better on a cruise!

I've never had the bitter and blanc, and so looking forward to it.
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Bitter & Blanc Chocolate Brioche Pudding
serves 8

Ingredients / Quantity

For Vanilla Sauce:
Whole Milk / 6 ounces liquid
Sugar / 1 ounce (2 Tbsp)
Cornstarch / 1 Tbsp.
Egg yolks / 2 quantity
Vanilla Extract / 1 tsp.

For Pudding & Meringue Mixture:


PUDDING:
Brioche bread, crusts removed / 8 ounces
Egg yolk / 3 ounces
Sugar / 2 ounces (4 Tbsp)
Heavy cream / 5 ounces liquid
White chocolate / 8 ounces
Butter / 3 ounces (6 Tbsp)

MERINGUE:
Egg whites / 2 ounces or 1/4 cup (about 2-3 yolks)
Sugar / 1 1/2 ounces (3 Tbsp)



For Ganache:

Dark Chocolate / 6 ounces
Heavy Cream / 4 ounces liquid


For greasing :
Butter solids / 1-2 Tbsp to coat
Sugar / 1-2 tsp to coat



METHOD :
• For Vanilla sauce, boil milk & sugar in small saucepan. In small bowl, cream yolks & cornstarch; whisk in the milk, add vanilla extract. Pour back into saucepan & cook on slow heat till it reaches a coating consistency. Strain lumps. (may add a few drops of milk if too thick).
• For Ganache: In saucepan, heat heavy cream to simmer. Put dark chocolate into bowl and pour simmering cream over chocolate. Stir gently until smooth. Cool slightly.
• For Pudding: Remove the crusts of the brioche bread, dice into squares. Put in large bowl and pour cream over bread; let soak in.
• In saucepan, melt the white chocolate with 6 Tbsp. butter & set aside.
• In a mixing bowl, cream sugar & yolk, add the melted white chocolate/butter mixture on slow speed.
• Add the cream-soaked bread, mix well.
• In a separate bowl, prepare meringue by whipping room temperature egg whites and sugar til thickened; fold into the bread mixture.
• Grease individual soufflé cups with butter and sprinkle lightly with sugar. Spoon a layer of ganache into the bottom of each cup. Top with bread pudding mixture.
Bake at 325 degrees F for 45 mins. Remove, cool slightly, dust with powdered sugar & serve with vanilla sauce.

NOTES; Brioche is a spongy textured, sweeter, egg bread. Whole Foods had it ($5.99 per loaf - NOT!!) Trader Joe's has brioche rolls (not a loaf) for $2.99 - I used 4 of the 6 rolls and had 2 left for sandwiches. You could substitute a combination of Kings Hawaiian sweet bread and yellow dinner rolls if you can't find brioche - my chef contact said don't do it - it wouldn't be the same.

Culinary bakers use scales for everything - hence the "3 ounces egg yolk, 2 ounces egg white, 8 ounces bread." I have a kitchen scale and weighed the eggs yolks and whites.
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sounds wonderful... thanks for the recipe!
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Default Made this recipe

I made this recipe yesterday for a dinner party and it was a big hit. I doubled the recipe for the vanilla sauce and probably should have tripled it. It is very time consuming to make, but so worth it. Next time I make it, I will bake in a 9 x 13 pan. Think it gets a little dry in ramekins, but the sauce really moistens the bread. Yummy!!!
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Thanks for posting the recipe! I found a simple recipe for French Brioche at allrecipes.com. Made the bread in the bread machine, then followed your instructions for the Bitter & Blanc. Delicious - Although I agree that everything tastes better on a cruise!

Happy Cruising and Baking!
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