Madeira summer pudding with warm chocolate sauce

Preparation time


Cooking time

10 to 30 mins


Serves 8

I cannot bring myself to eat white soggy bread. With that in mind, I took a little culinary artistic license and used Madeira loaf, which adds sweetness.

By Lorraine Pascale
From Lorraine Pascale: How to be a Better Cook


  • 1 vanilla pod, seeds only (or a few drops of vanilla extract)
  • 175g/6oz soft light brown sugar
  • 2 tbsp dark rum, port or a blackcurrant liqueur
  • 2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 2 tsp ground ginger
  • 1kg/2lb 4oz fresh summer berries (such as a mixture of raspberries, blueberries, blackberries and redcurrants), stalks removed
  • 2 Madeira loaf cakes
  • small handful of fresh mint leaves, for decoration

For the warm chocolate sauce

  • 125ml/4oz double cream
  • 100g/3½oz dark chocolate (or a mix of dark and milk if preferred), finely chopped
  • 3 tbsp just-boiled water

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