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This recipe is classed as intermediate

Rating 3.45 / 5 (199 votes)

Prep time:
15 min
Cook time:
35 min

James Martin’s bourbon croissant butter pudding is so indulgent that it’s been a favourite on his restaurant menus for over 20 years


1. Preheat the oven 180C/160C fan/gas 4. Warm the milk and cream with the seeds from the vanilla pod. Remove from the heat and stir in the white chocolate to melt it.

2. Cut the croissants into slices and layer in a circular 25cm ovenproof dish.

3. Soak the sultanas in bourbon until they start to puff up.

4. Whisk together the eggs and egg yolks and beat in the caster sugar, add the warmed chocolate custard cream to the eggs then add the bourbon.

5. Drizzle melted butter over the croissants and pour half the cream custard mixture over the top of the croissants. Sprinkle on the sultanas. Press the pudding down with your fingers so that the custard mixture is absorbed into the pudding. Top off with the rest of the custard mixture and bake for 20 minutes.

6. Dust with icing sugar and blow torch or quickly grill until crispy. Serve with ice cream and cream.

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Hi maximonk, thanks for your comment - you're right, we've made the change so that it's clear. Let us know what you think of the recipe if you try it!

Anna -Good Food Anna -Good Food  Posted 17 Mar 2014 10:56 AM

Recipe says "add egg yolks" - but what about the 6 eggs? Recipe still needs to be adjusted, I guess it should read "add eggs and egg yolks".

maximonk maximonk  Posted 14 Mar 2014 3:56 PM

Hi Peter, thanks for your comment - we have amended the recipe to include 6 eggs and 6 egg yolks like the video.

Anna -Good Food Anna -Good Food  Posted 20 Jan 2014 10:57 AM

Help! Recipe says 6 eggs, video says 6 eggs plus 6 egg yolks?????

PeterC33001 PeterC33001 Posted 17 Jan 2014 10:25 PM

Green and Blacks white chocolate works very well in this recipe. Cheaper white chocolate wouldn't give you nicer results.

CarrieAnnJ26254 CarrieAnnJ26254 Posted 04 Jan 2014 6:34 PM

Wow Amazing! Loved everything about it.

CarrieAnnJ26254 CarrieAnnJ26254 Posted 04 Jan 2014 4:54 PM

5stars family pudding even fighting who scrapes the dish

AnnT51378 AnnT51378 Posted 14 Oct 2013 5:15 PM