Utensils: 4-quart heavy pan.
Mix first 5 ingredients in 4-quart heavy sauce pan on high heat, Bring to a boil, stirring constantly, for about 5-8 minutes. When chocolate sauce bubbles down remove from heat. Drop one slice of bread into sauce, coating both sides and remove to large plate with slotted spoon. Repeat process. Crumble a few slices of bread into remaining sauce.
Serve in dessert cups or saucers. Top with whipped cream or vanilla ice cream.
Cajun Country -- New Iberia, Louisiana