Friday, 22 August 2014

Marmalade Chocolate Croissant Pudding

There was an opened pack of stale croissants at work sometime ago that was about to be binned. It was only a few days old and I thought it would be a shame to waste it, perhaps I can make something with it. I love bread and butter pudding and have not had one for a long time. So I decided to turn these stale croissants into marmalade chocolate croissant pudding. It's really simple and a great way to use up stale croissants/brioche or bread.

I sliced the croissants in half and spread a thick layer of dark marmalade on each side. I placed them marmalade side up in a dish and sprinkled some dark chocolate chunks on top.Then I soaked it in the custard mixture for about 30 minutes before baking. The result was amazing. The buttery croissant combined with tangy marmalade and hints of dark chocolate was absolutely divine. The eggy custard held it all together and even though we were completely full after dinner, we managed a hefty portion as it was just so good. I'm tempted to buy fresh croissants and leave them for a few days just to make this again!

I'm entering this to the No Waste Food Challenge as I used up leftover croissants for this recipe. This month it's hosted by Laura from I'd Much Rather Bake Than... on behalf of Elizabeth from Elizabeth's Kitchen Diary

 spread marmalade on croissants which have been sliced in half 

 sprinkle over some dark chocolate chunks 

 soak in custard 

 fresh from the oven 


3 stale croissants, sliced in half 
150mls double cream
75mls milk
2 egg yolks
2 tablespoons caster sugar 
Dark marmalade 
50g dark chocolate chunks

  • Place the cream and milk in a pan and bring to a boil. 
  • Remove from the heat.
  • Beat the egg yolks and sugar in a bowl. 
  • Pour the cooled cream mixture into the egg yolks, whisking as you go.
  • Prepare the croissants as shown.
  • Pour the custard mixture over the croissants and leave to soak for at least 30 minutes or until soft. 
  • Preheat the oven to 180C.
  • Bake for approximately 30 minutes or until golden brown. 


  1. What a fantastic idea to use croissants instead of bread. I can just imagine how buttery pastry makes such a classic even better =)

    1. I'm making more croissant puddings now - much better than bread but sadly detrimental to my health!

  2. Looks fabulous!
    It always amazes me that leftovers can be made into a top-notch delicious pudding, that everyone loves!
    As you say, it's worth buying fresh croissants for - thanks for the recipe.

    1. Thanks! It was absolutely amazing and I'll definitely be making this again.

  3. A super salvage of some stale croissants - well done! Thank you for sharing with the No Waste Food Challenge and my apologies for taking so long to comment!


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