Chocolate bread and butter pudding

(18 ratings)
Chocolate bread and butter pudding
Chocolate bread and butter pudding
  • Serves: 6-8

  • Prep time:

    (make the day before)
  • Total time:

  • Skill level: Easy peasy

  • Costs: Mid-price

Essentials recipe Lucy Jessop and Phil Mundy's chocolate bread and butter pudding recipe is a real winner from Essentials magazine. It is best made a day in advance, and perfect to serve to friends or family. We recommend serving this chocolate bread and butter pudding with our goodtoknow chocolate custard!


  • 175g dark chocolate (70% cocoa), broken into squares
  • 80g unsalted butter
  • 300ml single cream
  • 150ml double cream
  • 100ml milk
  • 125g caster sugar
  • 4 free-range eggs, beaten
  • 4tbsp amaretto (almond liqueur)
  • 10 slices bread, crusts removed and each slice cut into 4 triangles
  • 10g (about 2) amaretti biscuits


  1. Put the chocolate, butter, both creams, milk and sugar into a pan. Heat very gently, stirring occasionally, until the chocolate has melted. Remove from the heat and leave to cool for 5 mins.
  2. Then beat in the eggs and amaretto until combined.
  3. Pour a ladle of the chocolate custard into a 1.5-litre ovenproof baking dish, then layer up the bread triangles, overlapping them and pouring the chocolate custard in as you go.
  4. Finish with a layer of chocolate mixture. Press down the bread lightly to make sure the chocolate will cover it all.
  5. Heat the oven to 180°C (gas mark 4). Bake uncovered for 30 mins, then sprinkle with crushed amaretti and bake for a further 5 mins until crispy on the outside but soft in the middle.
  6. Stand for 5 mins then serve with ice cream.

Nutritional information per portion

  • Low
  • Med
  • High
  • Calories 609(kcal)
  • Fat 37.0g
  • Saturates 21.0g

This nutritional information is only a guide and is based on 2,000 calories per day. For more information on eating a healthy diet, please visit the Food Standards Agency website.

Guideline Daily Amount for 2,000 calories per day are: 70g fat, 20g saturated fat, 90g sugar, 6g salt.

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This sounds lovely and I must try it. For ordinary Bread and Butter Pudding I always add a slug or two of Baileys to the custard.

Trish Roche

made it with brioche instead of normal bread

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