Bob's Version of Northamptonshire Chocolate Pudding

READY IN: 2hrs 50mins




  • Warm the milk and butter until the butter melts. Add the chocolate ( use best eating dark chcolate of at least 70% coca solids )and stir over gentle heat until that has melted.
  • Fold in the breadcrumbs and vanilla ( if used - optional ) and stir over gentle heat 5 - 10 minutes until smooth and glossy, with all the oiliness absorbed.
  • Set aside until it has cooled to hand hot, then stir in the egg yolks and sugar until smooth again.
  • Beat the egg whites until thick, then fold them in very gently, about ¼ at a time.
  • Lightly butter a pudding basin, put a disc of buttered greaseproof paper in the bottom of it to prevent sticking, and gently pour in the mixture.
  • Cover basin tightly with foil, steam or place in a covered pan of hot water at a gentle boil for 2 - 2½ hours. A knife inserted in the centre should be slightly coated with gooey cakey mix for perfection.
  • Turn out, serve with cream.