Fruity Chocolate Bread and Butter Pudding

cook 30 mins
Tags: Quick eats
  • 25 g (1 oz) unsalted butter, softened, plus extra for greasing
  • 100 g (3 1/2 oz) milk chocolate, broken into small pieces
  • 12 slices of fruit loaf
  • 500 g (1 lb) pot fresh custard
  • 100 ml (3 1/2 fl oz) milk
  • 25 g (1 oz) sultanas
  • 2 tablespoons demerara sugar
  • Grease a 1 litre (1 3/4 pint) ovenproof dish. Melt the chocolate in a heatproof bowl set over a saucepan of gently simmering water. Meanwhile, butter each slice of bread, then cut in half diagonally, forming triangles.
  • Place the custard in a jug and stir in the melted chocolate. Make up the custard to 600 g (1 lb 3 1/2 oz) with the milk.
  • Arrange a layer of bread in the bottom of the prepared dish. Sprinkle with the sultanas, then place the remaining bread on top. Pour over the chocolate custard and leave to stand for 5 minutes.
  • Sprinkle with the sugar and place in a preheated oven, 180ºC (350ºF), Gas Mark 4, for 20 minutes or until bubbling.
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