The bread pudding can be baked in a 9 by 2 inch round cake pan and served as slices.
Toast and cool the bread slices, but do not arrange them in groups.
Make the chocolate custard.
Pour half of the custard into the pan. Arrange the bread slices, standing upright, in slightly overlapping rows in the prepared pan. The arranged slices will fill the pan only about two-thirds full. Pour the