Steve Joll's chocolate puddings - 15 September
Chocolate bread pudding
Orange chocolate loaf
Chocolate Bread Pudding
6 slices of thick white bread, cut in half
150g dark chocolate (chopped)
1 cup milk
1 cup cream
1/3 cup sugar
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
Over a low heat, wam the cream and milk together. Add the chocolate chunks and stir till they're melted.
In a bowl whisk the eggs, sugar and cinnamon together. Slowly add the chocolate milk and cream (whisking constantly) to make a runny choc custard.
Dip each piece of bread in the custard and arrange in a baking dish so that they overlap (got to have depth). Pour the rest of the custard over the bread. There should be enough so that the bread is almost covered.
Cover and chill for a good 30 mins to 1 hour.
Heat the oven to 180degC and bake for about 30 mins.
Dust with icing sugar before serving.
Orange Chocolate Loaf
1 and 1/2 cups Champion standard flour
3/4 cup Sugar
1 and 1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 cup milk
110g softened butter
Zest of 1 orange
1/2 cup grated dark chocolate
Preheat the oven to 180degC.
Cream the softened butter and sugar together. Add the whisked egg and beat well for a minute. Stir in the flour, baking powder, milk and orange juice.
In a separate bowl stir the orange zest and grated chocolate together.
Pour half the cake mix into a greased loaf tin. Pour about half the choc/zest mix over that. then throw the rest of the cake mix on and top it off with the remainder of the choc/zest.
Pull a knife through the whole lot a couple of times to get a marble effect.
Bake for about 50 mins.