I never bought into the idea of chocolate bread and butter pudding, it seemed like one step too far. Nigella's recipe for chocolate chip bread pudding is a half way house for me. I wasn't sure if my husband would like this pudding, he loves bread and butter pudding and doesn't really like it messed about with.
My adapted recipe and uses only a quarter of the chocolate chips used in the original recipe, otherwise my husband wouldn't eat it! I think this pudding is a real winner and has a lot more eye appeal than the usual chocolate bread pudding.
I made a loaf of bread in my bread maker for this recipe, so that I could cut large chunks of bread. To get the best out of this pudding you need a good loaf of unsliced bread and preferably not sliced 'plastic' bread.
The recipe can be found in Nigella's latest book Kitchen.
If you are a bread and butter pudding lover, perhaps you would like to see the others I have posted on this blog, maybe this is the start of the National Collection of Bread and Butter Puddings!