Chocolate Brioche Pudding
125g/4oz white chocolate, chopped
500ml/17fl oz/2¼ cups fresh custard
150ml/¼ pint/scant ⅔ cup milk
1 large (US extra-large) egg, beaten
butter to grease
1 tbsp icing (confectioner’s) sugar
4 tbsp chopped nuts
3 tbsp chocolate buttons
1 Roughly chop the brioche and place in a large bowl.
2 Put the chocolate in a pan with the custard and milk. Stir over a low heat until the chocolate melts. Beat in the egg.
3 Pour the chocolate custard over the brioche. Cover the bowl and chill in the refrigerator for at least 4 hours.
4 Preheat the oven to 180°C/350°F/Gas 4. Butter a large, deep ovenproof dish.
5 Put the chocolate brioche mixture in the dish and bake in the oven for 30 minutes.
6 Sprinkle with sugar, nuts and chocolate buttons. Return to the oven for 20–30 minutes until lightly set. Serve warm.