Wednesday, October 08, 2008

Banana and Dark Chocolate

The individual puddings went down so well that I'm revisiting them. This time I'm making a full size version using croissants again instead of bread but I've added fresh banana and dark chocolate to the mix for a little extra bit of indulgence. Who can really resist those pockets of molten dark chocolate?

banana & dark chocolate puddings© by Haalo

Banana & Dark Chocolate Croissant Butter Pudding

3 stale croissants
softened butter
1 banana, halved lenthways and sliced
Dark chocolate - I used Lindt 58% Piccoli
2 eggs
⅔ cup cream
⅔ cup milk
30 grams caster sugar

Slice the croissants lengthways into four even slices. Lightly butter each of these slices.

Form the first layer using the bottom and top pieces of croissant - keep the internal slices for the next layers.

Scatter over with half the banana slices and some dark chocolate pieces.

Repeat, ending with a layer of buttered croissant.

Whisk the eggs with cream, milk and sugar until just combined and carefully pour this over the croissants to ensure they are all soaked.

Sprinkle over with a little extra caster sugar.

Place the baking dish onto a baking tray and cook, in a preheated 180°C/350°F oven until golden and puffed, around 30 - 45 minutes.

banana & dark chocolate puddings© by Haalo

Let it rest for a few minutes before serving.

banana & dark chocolate puddings© by Haalo

Use a large serving spoon to scoop out your servings.

anana & dark chocolate puddings© by Haalo


  1. Totally decadent. Almost cruelly so.

  2. Wicked!!! This looks soooo delish!!

  3. heavenly twist on bread and butter pudding! one problem though, how do I let something as irresistible as a croissant go stale? :PP

  4. Who can resist, you ask? Not me. Wicked wicked wicked stuff!

    And your photos are always spectacular.

  5. This is torture :O
    I am starving! I shouldn't have looked *sigh*, now i want some :(

  6. Thanks Kitt..i think ;)

    Thanks Browniegirl - it's very delish!

    Thanks Heart - ah, well, you go to the bakers and buy yesterdays leftovers!

    Thanks Elkit!

    Oh Holler, I'll make some more just for you ;)

  7. Haalo, I love banana and chocolate together - and with croissant? Pure temptation!

  8. I am not a fan of banana desserts, but who on earth can resist something this gorgeous!

  9. Wow that looks sooooo good:-)
    X M

  10. Thanks Simran - if you don't like banana, berries would make a good substitute

    Thanks Matin!

  11. this looks awesome, I can't wait to try it. mmmm croissant-banana-chocolate goodness. i'm drooling.

  12. So, it's kind of a bread pudding using croissants? How decadent!

    I wonder if another kind of fruit or berry or even raisin might go well in this.

  13. Thanks Patricia - they are all great ingredients by themselves, it's hard to go wrong when you put them all together

    Thanks Randi!

    Thanks Nate & Annie - you can use whatever fruit tickles your fancy.

  14. Have been a long time reader of your blog, but may never have commented . . . We have a restaurant near us that makes some really delish and expensive desserts - one of them being a small chocolate and banana pastry tart topped with whipped cream. There is something special about that combination. So, here's your recipe, all except the whipped cream, that looks a whole lot easier. Am going to have to try this. Your photos are fab.

  15. Thanks Kevin - it was good!

    Thanks Carolyn - hope you give it a go because you are so right, banana and dark chocolate are a wonderful pairing

  16. Hi that looks fantastic and I am definitely gonna try it out. Can I know what size is the baking dish that I should use?

  17. Thanks HL - I used a 22cm dish though the size you need does depend on how large your croissants are and how many layers you make.


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