Pain au Chocolat & Orange Pudding recipe

Pain au Chocolat and Orange Pudding recipe

May 8, 2014

This is a gifted partnership

A twist on the traditional bread and butter pudding, the Pain au Chocolat and Orange Pudding is a wonderful way of incorporating leftover Pain au Chocolat into a dessert recipe perfect for finishing off after a family meal.

One of the things the Boo Roo and Tigger Too household look forward to whenever we go away and stay in a hotel is the continental breakfast. Tucking into the range of brioche, pain au chocolat and other pastries are simply divine. Enjoying these tasty treats at home has become so much easier too with the great range from Brioche Pasquier, especially when a yummy little hamper arrived from them last week.

Now I enjoy a pastry as much as the next person but I do often think of them as a breakfast or snack item rather than something that I can include in a main meal. Included within the hamper was a couple of recipe ideas and as soon as I saw the idea for a Pain au Chocolat and Orange Pudding recipe I knew what I wanted to try out first.

Pain au Chocolat and Orange Pudding recipe

Course: Dessert


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A twist on the traditional bread and butter pudding, the Pain au Chocolat and Orange Pudding is a wonderful way of incorporating leftover Pain au Chocolat into a dessert recipe perfect for finishing off after a family meal.


  • 75ml Milk

  • 100g Dark chocolate

  • 2 Eggs

  • 6 Brioche Pasquier Pain au Chocolat

  • 300ml Double cream

  • 50g Caster sugar

  • Zest of 1 orange


  • Preheat the oven to 150C/300F/Gas Mark 2
  • Cut each pain au chocolate into three and place into an ovenproof dish
  • In a saucepan add the milk, orange zest and double cream, and bring to the boil
  • Break up the chocolate into squares and add to the saucepan, stirring until the mixture becomes smooth
  • Mix the caster sugar and eggs together in a bowl and pour the chocolate mixture over, whisking all the time
  • Slowly pour the mix over the pain au chocolat, allowing the custard to be absorbed before adding more
  • Bake for 25-30 minutes or until the top is lightly crisp and the centre is still wobbly


    u003cliu003eServe with whipped cream or ice creamu003c/liu003e

I made this earlier this week and to say it went down well is an understatement. I do love that you can get at least six servings from this one dish and it is delicious hot or cold.


  • Kate Thompson May 8, 2014 at 1:14 pm

    Wow that looks rich and sickly! Have to admit not my thing at all – but it certainly looks impressive 🙂

  • OneDad3Girls May 8, 2014 at 2:19 pm

    Oh my actual word this looks amazing….I’m off to make this right now

  • Clare May 8, 2014 at 2:23 pm

    That looks SO good! Will definitely be trying

  • Mummy of Two May 8, 2014 at 3:42 pm

    Oh wow this looks to die for! I am not a fan of the traditional bread and butter pudding but this looks like a great alternative I could really get used to!

  • there and back again... a mother's tale May 8, 2014 at 5:48 pm

    Wow, that’s mouth droolingly amazing! I have got to do this I adore brioche!

  • Jenny May 8, 2014 at 6:56 pm

    OMG this really does look awesome. I prefer bread and butter pudding with something a little extra, but this is beyond that. A good price and super simple too – and as a bonus, get extra pain au chocolat brioche and the kids can eat them for breakfast the next day 🙂

  • Paul Wilson May 8, 2014 at 11:29 pm

    Oooo, tasty.

  • Phoebe May 9, 2014 at 6:50 am

    Fab-U-lous! Orange and chocolate are so good together, this sounds devine.

  • Jen aka The Mad House May 9, 2014 at 11:19 am

    My mouth is watering. Pinned and on my must bake list!

  • Shell Louise May 9, 2014 at 6:07 pm

    Oh my goodness, that looks divine! I’m pinning this and I’ll make it on one of my slimming world treat days!

  • Sam McC May 9, 2014 at 7:13 pm

    What a wonderful idea – I will be trying this one!!! I will look out for further recipe ideas from yourself!!! (P.S. How did you get a brioche hampers??? I’m intrigued!!!) x

    • Boo May 10, 2014 at 4:04 pm

      Pleased to hear you liked the recipe. The hamper was sent as a promotional item from a PR agency.

  • Me and the tiny three (Tammy) May 10, 2014 at 10:06 am

    I love this idea, so much I’ve saved it to my read later file so I can find it easily it looks delicious

  • Julie's Family Kitchen May 11, 2014 at 9:12 pm

    Gorgeous looking dessert.

  • Alison May 12, 2014 at 11:16 am

    That looks absolutely lush

  • jenny paulin May 13, 2014 at 8:08 pm

    oh my woolly word!!! this looks very decadent and i adore your styling x

  • Merlinda Little ( May 14, 2014 at 8:35 am

    Interesting fusion of diff recipes! Love it! #recipeoftheweek

  • Mandy May 14, 2014 at 8:46 pm

    Now this looks incredible. Beautiful photographs. Definitely inspired to try this. #recipeoftheweek

  • Alison Turnnidge June 2, 2014 at 9:28 am

    That looks rather tasty, one which I know both my Daughters would enjoy helping to prepare and eat

  • lindsey stuart June 3, 2014 at 1:25 pm

    Oh i just love chocolate and orange together so i really must attempt to make this 😀
    Thankyou very much for sharing with us 😀

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