A rich and warming dessert from Louise Lennox.


  • 16 slices of brioche
  • 7 oz dark chocolate (72% chopped)
  • 8 egg yolks
  • 1 pint cream
  • 0.5 pint milk
  • 4 oz sugar


  • Beat egg yolks and sugar together. Heat cream in a saucepan and bring to the boil.
  • Pour cream onto the egg yolks and whisk. Dip the sliced brioche into the cream mixture. Layer brioche in an 8” square tin. Sprinkle with chocolate.
  • Then place another layer of brioche on top and sprinkle with chocolate. Continue to do this until all the brioche is used and finish with a sprinkle of chocolate.
  • Pour any remaining cream and egg mixture on top. Preheat oven to 150°C
  • Place the brioche in a Bain Marie – the water should go half way up the sides of the brioche tin.
  • Bake for 1 hour until the top is crisp and all the liquid is set. Remove from the oven, allow to cool.
  • Portion the pudding, sprinkle sugar on top and caramelise it.
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