Chocolate Croissant Pudding

Another twist to the traditional bread and butter pudding. This recipe used croissant instead of regular bread/loaf slices. With its buttery taste, there was no need to add more butter. The hint of orange flavor from the fresh orange juice and rind was another good twist. It was like having Jaffa cake with its chocolate-orange flavor combination.


  • 4 croissants, torn into pieces
  • 100g dark chocolate chips ( or block chopped into pieces)
  • 4 eggs
  • 1/3 cup caster sugar
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 cup cream
  • 1/2 tsp grated rind orange
  • 1/3 cup orange juice
  • 2 tbs coarsely chopped hazelnuts or almond slivers


1.   Preheat the oven to moderate 180C degrees. Grease the base of a 20cm deep-sided cake tin (or 20cm x 20cm square tin) and line the bottom with baking paper.

2.   Place the croissant pieces in the tin, then scatter evenly with chocolate.3.   Beat the eggs and sugar together until pale and creamy.4.   Heat the milk and cream in a saucepan to almost boiling, then remove from heat. Gradually pour into the egg mixture, stirring constantly. Add the orange rind and juice and stir well.

5.   Slowly pour the mixture over the croissants, allowing the liquid to be absorbed before adding more. Sprinkle the top with the nuts and bake for 45 minutes, or until a skewer comes out clean when inserted in the center.

6.   Cool for 10 minutes. Run a knife around the edge, then turn out and invert.7.   Cut and serve warm with cream, if desired.Recipe adapted from Family Circle Modern Australian Food cookbook.

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5 thoughts on “Chocolate Croissant Pudding

  1. This looks great! I love bread puddings, but have never made a less traditional one using croissants or brioche, or with a flavor twist like the orange that you used. You have inspired me to change that!

    • Razel Rull-Navarro on said:

      Thanks! I’ve made this a few times and really enjoyed the chocolate-orange flavor combination 🙂

  2. Yum. I would make croissant bread pudding in my restaurant with the day old pastries. One of my customers said he stopped buying croissants in hope that I would have day olds for pudding…it was that popular. Great recipe.

  3. Pingback: Old Croissants | A Provincial Life

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