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Chocolate Orange Bread and Butter Pudding made gluten free by Glutarama
Chocolate Orange Bread and Butter Pudding
Prep Time
1 hr 20 mins
Cook Time
50 mins
Total Time
2 hrs 10 mins

A simple yet super effective Chocolate Orange Bread and Butter Pudding taking comfort food to the next level. This twist on the traditional recipe is gluten free and easy to make dairy free with recommended swaps.

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Free From - gluten and dairy
Keyword: Bread, Butter, Chocolate, easy, Orange, Pudding, simple, Traditional Recipe
Servings: 8
Calories: 257 kcal
Author: Glutarama
  • 1 loaf of gluten free bread 500g loaf is ideal so you may need to use 'heels' or crusts from another loaf to make up the amount.
  • 40 g butter to spread onto the bread, I use a dairy free alternative
  • 2 oranges zest removed and juiced
  • 2 eggs
  • 150 g caster sugar
  • 500 ml milk or dairy free alternative, I used soya
  • 100 g plain chocolate
  • 2 tsp caster sugar to sprinkle over the top
  1. Butter each slice of bread, and any 'knobs', 'heels' 'crusts' or 'end bits' you have kept back and cut into triangles or rectangles (it really doesn't matter what shape you adopt).

  2. Zest the two oranges and squeeze the juice into a large jug (to give you an idea, you should get about 100ml from 2 small oranges)

  3. Roughly chop the chocolate.
  4. Add the milk, caster sugar and the eggs to the jug with the orange juice, whisk to combine.

  5. Start to build the first layer of your pudding, this bits quite therapeutic, bit like making a jigsaw puzzle. Sprinkle over half the chocolate and some of the orange rind.
  6. Repeat the last instruction, this time use up all the chocolate pieces bar the chocolate 'dust' and a pinch of zest to sprinkle over the top layer.

  7. Add the final layer, this can be in a pattern, or not, whatever takes your fancy. Now pour over the custard mixture making sure you get every piece of bread soaked. Sprinkle the remaining zest, chocolate dust and the extra sugar to decorate and encourage a crispy sweet crust.

  8. Now you're going to think I've gone mad because I'm going to ask you to weight it down for at least 30 mins! I find this helps with the soaking process and prevents the top layer from becoming rock hard during the baking process. This is how I weight my pudding down. As I had two dishes they each took 30mins swapping position;

  9. Preheat oven to 180°C | 160°C Fan | 350°F / Gas 4

  10. Once you've allowed enough time for your pudding to soak, cover with foil and pop the pudding into the oven for 30mins.

  11. After half an hour, remove the foil and bake for another 20mins so the top becomes golden brown and caramelised.

Nutrition Facts
Chocolate Orange Bread and Butter Pudding
Amount Per Serving
Calories 257 Calories from Fat 108
% Daily Value*
Fat 12g18%
Saturated Fat 7g35%
Cholesterol 59mg20%
Sodium 95mg4%
Potassium 193mg6%
Carbohydrates 36g12%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 33g37%
Protein 4g8%
Vitamin A 369IU7%
Vitamin C 17mg21%
Calcium 98mg10%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.