If you love tiramisu and bread and butter pudding, this dessert is for you, with two favourite desserts coming together in this self-saucing pudding. 






Skill level

Average: 4.4 (15 votes)


  • 2 cups flour
  • ⅓ cup cocoa powder
  • 1 tbsp instant coffee
  • ¼ cup caster sugar
  • 1 tsp dried yeast
  • 1 egg
  • ⅔ cup warm milk
  • 60 g butter, softened
  • 20 cubes milk chocolate
  • 1½ cup boiling water
  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • 1 tbsp instant coffee
  • dusting of icing sugar
  • 250 ml mascarpone

Cook's notes

Oven temperatures are for conventional; if using fan-forced (convection), reduce the temperature by 20˚C. | We use Australian tablespoons and cups: 1 teaspoon equals 5 ml; 1 tablespoon equals 20 ml; 1 cup equals 250 ml. | All herbs are fresh (unless specified) and cups are lightly packed. | All vegetables are medium size and peeled, unless specified. | All eggs are 55-60 g, unless specified.


Rising time: 1 hour + 20 minutes

  1. Combine flour, cocoa, coffee, sugar and yeast in a mixer. Then add egg, milk and butter and knead on low for 1 minute, then beat for 5 minutes until a soft dough forms (alternatively use a spoon to combine, and then your heads to knead the dough).
  2. Move to a lightly oiled bowl and cover with oiled plastic wrap and leave to rise in a warm place for an hour.
  3. Remove and knead on a lightly floured surface for 2 minutes.
  4. Divide into 20 balls. Take a ball and press out to form a little round. Place a cube of chocolate in the centre and bring the dough together around it to form a ball again.
  5. Place the ball into a greased deep baking dish. Repeat with remaining dough and chocolate pieces.
  6. Set aside to rise again for another 20 minutes.
  7. Combine boiling water, brown sugar and instant coffee then gently pour over the back of a spoon over the dough in the baking dish (pouring the water over the spoon avoids denting the dough balls).
  8. Place into an oven at 160°C fan force for 35-45 minutes.
  9. Serve with a dusting of icing sugar and the mascarpone.