When it comes to chocolate, embellishments can be wonderful but if it's a richer dish I sometimes like to keep it simple. Chocolate is one of those stand alone ingredients, like a steak, where when it's good, it's really really good. You're just there to make sure it's seasoned properly, otherwise, it does its own thing.
For this bread pudding I used brown butter and brown sugar to bring out the depth of the chocolate and highlight the maple/coffee notes that sometimes come through. Served with a dollop of whipped sour cream, this dessert is decadent, but perfectly balanced, and even better the day after. Enjoy!
Directed/Cut: Claire Thomas
DP: Yayo Ahumada
Song: I'm a Bad Girl by Little Esther