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Chocolate croissant & orange pudding

Chocolate croissant & orange pudding

Bread and butter pudding meets breakfast time for a Father's Day treat. You could prep this the night before – make the custard, then cool and chill, ready to soak the croissants and bake in the morning as Dad’s enjoying his first tea or coffee.

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  • Serves6
  • CourseBrunch
  • Prepare10 mins
  • Cook30 mins
  • Total time40 mins
  • PlusPreparation time 10 minutes + soaking and cooling

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  • 600ml chocolate milk (I use Shaken Udder Chocolush! Milkshake)
  • 75ml double cream, plus extra to serve
  • 1 orange, scrubbed, zest
  • Butter, for greasing
  • 6 chocolate & hazelnut croissants, day old, each cut into 6 chunks
  • 4 Essential Free Range White Eggs, 2 whole, 2 yolks
  • 90g caster sugar


  1. Pour the chocolate milk and cream into a saucepan, then add the orange zest. Bring the mixture to just below a boil over a low heat, then set aside for 10 minutes to infuse.

  2. Generously butter a large shallow ovenproof casserole (about 26cm diameter) and scatter in the croissant chunks.

  3. In a large bowl, whisk together the whole eggs, the yolks and sugar. Pass the chocolate mixture through a sieve into the eggs, then gently whisk together. Pour the mixture over the croissants and leave to rest for 10 minutes, pushing some of the croissant pieces into the liquid occasionally. Preheat the oven to 180ºC, gas mark 4.

  4. Bake the pudding for 25-30 minutes, or until the custard is just set in the middle, with a slight wobble when shaken and golden on top. Remove from the oven and leave to rest for 5-10 minutes, then serve with an extra drizzle of cream.


Typical values per serving when made using specific products in recipe


2,473kJ/ 591kcals



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