Popular & practical recipes anyone can cook...

Butter croissant pudding with mint chocolate custard

Butter croissant pudding with mint chocolate custard

A delicious chocolatey pudding made with After Eight, the nation's favourite after dinner mint.

  • Preparation: 10 mins
  • Cooking: 25 mins
  • Serves: 4

What you need:

  • 3 reduced fat butter croissants
  • 8 After Eight mints, roughly chopped
  • 250ml semi skimmed milk
  • 150ml half fat thick cream
  • 2 medium eggs
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla bean extract
  • 2 tsp golden caster sugar, for the top

To serve:

  •  1tbsp icing sugar for dusting

What you do:

  1. Preheat the oven to 160°C, 325°F, Gas Mark 3. Grease a 20 cm (approximately 1 litre) baking dish.
  2. Slice the croissants thickly and arrange the slices in the dish, scattered with the After Eight mints. In a large jug, beat the milk, cream, eggs and vanilla. Slowly pour the mixture over the croissants and sprinkle with sugar.
  3. Place the dish in a deep roasting pan and pour enough boiling water to come half way up the sides. Bake for 25 - 30 minutes until the custard is softly set (has a slight wobble) and the top is puffy and golden. Dust with icing sugar and serve warm.

Cook's tip:

This is fabulous when made with slices of Panettone instead of croissant. You can prepare it a little in advance and keep in the fridge until ready to bake.

This page can be found at:

A short link can also be used: http://bit.ly/fCrEoR

After Eight

After Eight

Nestle have been making some of the nation's favourite chocolate bars, sweets and sugar confectionery for over 100 years, including everyone's favourite after dinner mint, the After Eight.

More from After Eight

Mint & vanilla cheesecake

Mint & vanilla cheesecake

A delicious minty cheesecake perfect for a dinner party or a tasty treat!

New on Secret Sauce

  • Chocolate dipped strawberries Chocolate dipped strawberries
    Viva strawberries and chocolate are a match made in heaven and make a delicious treat and a healthier alternative to a bar of chocolate.
    15th Mar 2015 at 1:55pm in cakes & desserts
  • Fenland celery, herb & bacon parcels
    Fenland celery tastes delicious when roasted. Cooking it in little parcels keeps all the flavours and lovely juices in. Try this easy recipe for family suppers, children love anything wrapped up!
    15th Mar 2015 at 1:55pm in meat & poultry
  • Strawberry & almond macaroons
    Macaroons are the perfect dessert to follow a romantic dinner - the perfect treat!
    10th Feb 2015 at 8:41pm in cakes & desserts

Food poll

Do you buy organic food?

Aldo Zilli's sugared chestnut & coffee cake

Aldo says: "I am not the best at making cakes, but this one is so simple you cannot go wrong. Also in its favour - it can be made well in advance." Aldo Zilli's sugared chestnut & coffee cake recipe

Cookery books on Amazon

Zombie Cupcakes

Zombie Cupcakes

Zilly Rosen

The cupcake craze shows no signs of dying, as the invasion of cupcake bars spreads across the planet and Martha Stewart releases her own addition to the many cupcake books being...