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1 loaf chocolate bread (recipe on this site)
2 cups cream
2 cups milk
6 oz chopped dark chocolate
1 whole vanilla bean, split lengthwise, seeds scraped
8 large egg yolks
3/4 cup granulated sugar
Bring cream and milk to a boil in a medium pot. Turn off heat. Add chocolate, vanilla pod and seeds. Cover and allow the vanilla to infuse for 20 minutes. Discard pod and whisk the mixture until combined.
Meanwhile, slice chocolate bread into 1/4-inch slices. Cut slices into thirds and arrange in a 9×14-inch baking dish.
Whisk together yolks and sugar in a large bowl, then slowly add hot chocolate mixture, whisking constantly to keep eggs from scrambling.
Pour half of the mixture over the bread to soak it thoroughly. Pour the rest over top, cover with plastic wrap and press down gently, and repeatedly over 30 minutes, to encourage the bread to soak up the liquid.
Remove plastic wrap. Place pudding dish in a larger pan, place in a 350F oven, and fill outer pan with hot tap water to reach half way up the pudding dish. Bake until set in centre. Carefully remove dish from outer pan and place on a cooling rack for 15 minutes before serving.

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