Orange blossom & rose pudding

BBC Good Food Magazine reader Alicia Saad shares her recipe for croissant bread and butter pudding with a Middle Eastern twist

  • Prep:15 mins
    Cook:45 mins
    plus 30 mins soaking
  • Serves 6
  • Easy

Nutrition per serving

  • kcal 654
  • fat 37g
  • saturates 20g
  • carbs 69g
  • sugars 47g
  • fibre 2g
  • protein 12g
  • salt 0.9g


  • 6 plain croissants
  • 1 tsp orange blossom water (we used Nielsen-Massey)
  • 1 tsp rose water (we used Nielsen-Massey)
  • 25g raisins
  • 170ml pot of double cream
  • 200ml full-fat milk
  • 100g white chocolate, broken into chunks
  • 4 large eggs
  • 175g golden caster sugar
  • zest 1 lemon
  • icing sugar, for dusting


  1. Heat oven to 180C/160 fan/gas 4. Tear the croissants into chunks and place in a 22cm round pie dish. Sprinkle over the orange blossom water and rose water, and scatter over the raisins. In a small pan, bring the cream and milk to the boil. Tip this over the chocolate chunks in a bowl and leave to stand for 1 min.

  2. Meanwhile, whisk together the eggs, sugar and lemon zest. Stir the milk and cream to dissolve the chocolate, then gradually pour over the egg mixture while whisking. Pour over the croissants to soak them completely. Cover with cling film and leave to soak for at least 30 mins. Bake for 40-45 mins until golden, puffed up and the custard has set. Lightly dust with icing sugar and serve while still warm.

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