Grand Marnier chocolate bread pudding

Yes, I know Grand Marnier is not wine (for those of you who don’t know it’s an orange liqueur, a lot like Triple Sec) but I simply couldn’t resist putting this in under Boozy Recipes. Since my passion for food is no less than it is for wine, there will be a few sneaky recipes sneaking into this section (even non boozy ones but panic not, I promise I’ll try and find a wine match!)

Look magazine is my weekly fashion and gossip fav and a few months ago, whilst poring over the latest Topshop releases, I came across an article with celebrity recipes. One of these was Kelis’ Grand Marnier Chocolate bread pudding (dieters look away now!)

9 slices white bread
150g good quality dark chocolate
75g butter
110g castor sugar
3 eggs
425ml whipping cream
4 tbsp Grand Marnier
Double cream to serve

1. Pre- heat the oven to 200˚c (set a fan oven to 180˚c)
2. Remove the crusts from the bread and cut each slice into 4 triangles
3. Put a small saucepan of water on to simmer, with a mixing bowl over the top (make sure the water doesn’t touch the bottom of the bowl)
4. Melt the chocolate, sugar, cream, Grand Marnier, and butter in the bowl over the water until all the chocolate has melted
5. Whisk the eggs in a separate bowl, and add the melted chocolate mix. Whisk this together until smooth
6. Pour around half of the mixture (enough to make it 1cm deep) into a deep ovenproof dish, such as a square lasagne dish
7. Place half the bread triangles in overlapping rows across the chocolate mixture and gently press them down into it
8. Pour half the remaining chocolate mix over the bread triangles
9. Place the rest of the bread triangles across the dish in overlapping rows
10. Pour the rest of the chocolate mixture over the bread- ensure there are no bits of bread uncovered as these might burn when it comes to baking
11. Place in the centre of the preheated oven for 30 minutes
12. Once cooked, leave to rest for 10 minutes and serve with a good splash of double cream

I have made this dessert four times now… Its great for winter dinner parties as its incredibly indulgent, you can prepare it in advance (no more than overnight in the fridge and make sure it is left out for a couple of hours to come up to room temperature before you cook), and it goes a long way (my latest batch served 8 people even though the original recipe states that it serves 4!).

One warning- don’t offer to take it to someone else’s house in a car or via public transport prior to oven cooking as it is very wobbly! If you want to take it anywhere I recommend pouring the chocolate mix into a secure tub and assembling in situ!




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2 responses to “Grand Marnier chocolate bread pudding

  1. sarah

    been meaning to ask you for this recipe for ages!!! it’s delicious!

  2. Very informative and entertaining blog

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