Chocoholic Alert! Easy recipe for chocolate bread & butter pudding

Published Friday, Feb 21 2014, 20:30 GMT  |  By  |  Add comment
There's nothing quite like a bread and butter pudding, this classic British dessert is super comforting and perfect for serving after a delicious dinner.

If chocolate is your weakness, then try this scrumptious version. This recipe, from the yummy Gu Cookbook is great for using up pain au chocolat and once cooked, has a crispy top and creamy, smooth inside.

Mmm, divine!

Chocolate bread and butter pudding

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  • 4 pain au chocolate
  • 75ml milk
  • 200ml whipping cream
  • 75g dark chocolate (about 70% cocoa solids), broken into small pieces
  • 50g caster sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • Whipped cream or vanilla ice cream, to serve
  • Equipment
  • 16x22cm ovenproof dish


1 Preheat the oven to 150c/gas mark 2. Cut each pain au chocolate into three equal pieces across widthways and pack them into the ovenproof dish.

2 Pour the milk and cream into a saucepan and bring it to the boil. Drop in the chocolate and stir until it has melted and become smooth.

3 Mix the sugar and eggs together in a bowl and pour the chocolate mixture over, whisking all the time.

4 Then, slowly pour the custard over the pain au chocolate, allowing the custard to be absorbed before adding more.

5 Bake for 25-30 minutes or until the top is slightly crisp and the centre still wobbly. Serve warm with cream or ice cream.

Prep Time

15 minutes

Cook Time

25 - 30 minutes

Nutrition Information

Serves 4-6

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