Gennaro Contaldo’s warm mini chocolate puddings Recipe

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15 min


6 min

Two Greedy Italians star Gennaro Contaldo’s warm mini chocolate puddings are the perfect decadent treat. Gennaro has created the perfect mini chocolate pudding with a smooth, creamy centre, they’ll put a smile on everyone’s face.


  • 250g good-quality dark chocolate, broken into small chunks
  • 125g butter, plus extra for greasing
  • 4 egg yolks
  • 50g sugar
  • 6 egg whites
  • Salt


  • Preheat the oven to 180ºC/350ºF/Gas 4. Lightly grease 6 x 6cm ramekin dishes with butter.

  • Melt the chocolate and butter in a bowl over a pan of gently simmering water.

  • In a second bowl, whisk the egg yolks with 30g of the sugar until creamy. Stir in the melted chocolate and butter.

  • In another clean bowl, whisk the egg whites with the remaining sugar and a pinch of salt until stiff. Fold into the chocolate mixture until well amalgamated.

  • Divide the mixture between the ramekin dishes and bake in the oven for 6 minutes. Remove from the oven, tip the puddings out onto individual plates or leave in the ramekin dishes and serve immediately.

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Gennaro says: 'The puddings are best eaten straight away, however you can always heat them up from cold for a few seconds in the microwave or in a hot oven instead if necessary.'