Winter Warmers - Spiced Chocolate Bread Pudding

Winter Warmers - Spiced Chocolate Bread Pudding

Prep Time: 30 mins

Cooking Time: 35 mins 

Serves: 8 

This spiced chocolate bread pudding is an old school favourite with a twist to keep you on your toes. 


  • 600ml Thick Cream 
  • 250ml Milk 
  • 2 Cinnamon Quills 
  • 1 tsp Vanilla Extract 
  • 150g Milk Chocolate – chopped 
  • 100g Chilli Chocolate – chopped 
  • 75g Caster Sugar 
  • 4 Egg Yolks 
  • 2 tbsp Dark Rum (optional) 
  • 400g Brioche Loaf – roughly chopped 
  • 150ml Creme Fraiche 
  • 1 tbsp Icing Sugar 
  • Shaved Chocolate/Powdered Cinnamon/Icing Sugar to serve 


In a pan combine milk, cinnamon, vanilla and 500ml of the cream over a medium heat. Bring to a simmer and then pour into a bowl containing both the milk chocolate & chilli chocolate.


In a separate bowl whisk caster sugar and egg white until pale. Then whisk in the chocolate mixture until thoroughly combined, add the rum and stir through.

STEP 3: 

Place the brioche pieces in a large bowl and strain the chocolate mixture over the top. Allow this to stand at room temperature for 30 minutes, occasionally pushing down on the brioche so it can absorb the liquid. 

STEP 4: 

Preheat the oven to 180℃/ 160℃ Fan/Gas Mark 4 and lightly grease 8 individual ovenproof dishes. Divide the brioche mixture evenly between each dish and place in a deep baking tray.


Pour boiling water into the tray up-to halfway up the sides of the dishes. Bake for 25 minutes or until they have just set. 

STEP 6: 

Whilst the puddings are baking, whisk the remaining 100ml of cream with creme fraiche and icing sugar until it forms soft peaks. Spoon onto the puddings and decorate to serve.

Now you can sit down, relax and enjoy your tantalising chocolate bread pudding! And if you want to try any of our other recipes then you can find all of our robust articles here!

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