1 ½ cups Half & Half
½ cup heavy cream or whipping cream
1 whole egg
4 egg yolks
¼ cup sugar
1 ½ teaspoons vanilla extract
4 ounces white chocolate, melted
Heat Half & Half and cream over low heat until hot but not boiling. Beat together the egg, yolks, and sugar. Off heat, whisk a few tablespoons of the cream mixture into the egg mixture to warm it. Whisk eggs into the cream, and then stir in the vanilla.
Scrape melted chocolate into cream mixture and whisk into it. It will blend after a few minutes.
Line baking dish or cups with bread. Pour custard into dish and let bread absorb it. Place dish in an ovenproof pan large enough to hold it comfortably. Surround dish with boiling water and bake until set; when a knife inserted comes out clean. This should take about 35–40 minutes. Should be served warm.
White Chocolate Sauce
¾ cup heavy cream
4 ounces white chocolate – melted