Pain au chocolat and almond pudding

  • Preparation time: 15 minutes, plus soaking
  • Cooking time: 30 minutes
  • Total time: 45 minutes, plus soaking

Serves: 6


unsalted butter, for greasing
4 all butter pain au chocolat, cut into 1cm-thick slices
25g dark chocolate, broken into pieces
400ml almond milk
50g caster sugar
3 eggs
few drops almond essence


300ml double cream
50g icing sugar
few drops almond essence


1. Preheat the oven to 180˚C, gas mark 4. Lightly grease a 1-litre baking dish and layer up the sliced pain au chocolat inside. Scatter over the dark chocolate.

2. Whisk together the almond milk, caster sugar, eggs and almond essence.Pour over the pain au chocolat and leave to soak for up to 30 minutes.

3. Bake for 25-30 minutes, until well risen and golden. Meanwhile, whisk the double cream to soft peaks. Fold in the icing sugar and almond essence. Serve the pudding with the whipped almond cream.