The kids loved helping to make this, it was really simple and delicious hot or cold. I think they were a bit disappointed that as there’s no batter mix like with a cake, there wasn’t a bowl to lick out at the end…
Half a stale white baguette
100g chocolate chips
2 tblsps cocoa powder
90g caster sugar
2 and a quarter pints of milk (soya is fine)
Large, shallow lasagne dish
Roasting tin, big enough that the lasagne dish fits into it
1) Slice the bread into 1 inch thick pieces and spread thickly with butter.
2)Grease the lasagne dish, then arrange the bread in overlapping rows in the dish.
3)Sprinkle with chocolate chips and raisins
4)Add the cocoa powder to a quarter of a pint of milk and stir into a smooth paste.
5)To make the custard, beat the eggs thoroughly, then whisk in the caster sugar. Stir in the cocoa mixture and the remaining 2 pints of milk.
6)Spoon the custard over the bread and allow to soak for 5 minutes.
7)Put the lasagne dish into the roasting tin, then add water so that the sides of the lasagne dish are halfway covered.
8)Put in the oven at 180 degrees Celsius for 50mins. Check regularly, do not allow to dry out. The pudding is ready when the custard is lightly set and the top is browned. To check insert a sharp knife into the centre. If the custard is still runny, bake for another 10 mins. Serve warm with custard, ice cream or cream.