This review is based on the recipe for Chocolate Bread Pudding with Vanilla Sauce. If you have ever experienced the marvelous Chocolate Babka from Dean & Deluca, then you already have an idea of what this is like. Extraordinary. But this concoction, to my mind, is even better. It's made with store bought croissants. Its ridiculously simple to throw together. And it is absolutely delicious, with a much more interesting texture than the Dean & Deluca babka (imagine airy, lightly crispy, and custardy all at the same time). And very chocolatey. I did, however, notice what appears to be an editing error in the recipe, which concerns me, and made me wonder how reliable to book will be. Specifically, the recipe directs you to butter a 9-inch baking dish to bake the pudding in. In the next paragraph, inexplicably, the recipe refers to buttered "custard cups". At the end of the recipe, it goes back to talking about "the baking dish". The recipe never actually explains that you can prepare the pudding in one large dish or 6 custard cups. So, ask yourself, would this kind of sloppy editing throw you for a loop, or would you be confident enough to try the recipe anyway? I decided to brave it, and prepared the recipe, and was very glad that I did. Bottom line, I consider this a killer dessert, and will definitely incorporate it into my repertoire. Am very much looking forward to trying other recipes from this book.