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Cocoa, breadcrumbs, cream and I think coffee?? What is this dessert??

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Twinkie1 Wed 14-May-08 16:07:31

Used to work in a restaurant where one of the owners sisters made the desserts - I have got the recipe for a few of them but there was one which was sort of like tiramisu (but not soggy) - it consisted of cream and then layers of breadcrumbs with brown sugar (I think) and cocoa mixed in with it and there may have been coffee in it too -and then anopther layer of cream and so on - have googled and searched and still no luck - am sure I am not making it up though - anyone have any idea???

Think it was called brown bread pudding or something???

Twinkie1 Thu 15-May-08 19:09:26

So is there no such recipe out there that is like this???

Was going to try and make it and then cover with ganache so it was like the tiramigus that I love so much - but they are too small so I wanted to make a huge one!

fruittea Thu 15-May-08 19:16:52

Well, I don't know, but I googled and this sounds like it might do the job - just leave out the cramberry sauce!


This is a stunning-looking creation of chocolate, cream and cranberries. It should be made in a deep glass bowl, to show off the layers of brown, white and ruby-red. If you don't have a suitable bowl and cannot beg, borrow or steal one, you can use a well-scrubbed goldfish bowl (just make sure you rehouse the fish first) or wide-necked flower vase. Prepare everything 48 hours in advance to allow the sugary chocolate to become gooey and sticky and begin to seep into the layers of creamy cranberry.

• 250g dark chocolate (55%-70% cocoa solids), grated
• 250g fresh wholemeal breadcrumbs
• 200g unrefined demerara sugar
• 2 tbsp cocoa, sieved
• 1 tbsp coffee granules
• 600ml double cream
• 300ml single cream
• 200ml crème fraîche
• 250g jar of luxury cranberry sauce

In a bowl, combine 200g of the grated chocolate with the breadcrumbs, sugar, cocoa and coffee. Sir well.

Whisk together the double and single cream until thick, but not stiff: this takes longer than usual because of the addition of the single cream. Fold in the crème fraîche.

In a large glass bowl, place a third of the chocolate breadcrumbs in a level layer. Top with a third of the cream and smooth it over. Carefully dot this with half of the jar of cranberry sauce, ensuring it is evenly distributed over the cream. Continue to layer in the same manner: chocolate breadcrumbs, then cream, the remaining cranberry sauce, more chocolate breadcrumbs and a final layer of cream. Cover with double foil and refrigerate for 48 hours.

Remove from the fridge and sprinkle the remaining grated chocolate over the top. Serve in small portions, since this trifle is extremely rich.

Twinkie1 Thu 15-May-08 19:18:35

Oooohhh thanks sounds yummy - just got to lose a bit more weight and then I will make it - ha ha!

Will get onto it tomorrow and report back as to how it is - maybe out raspberries in it if I am feeling extra good but what the heck will it make any difference - thank you sooooo much fruitea!!

fruittea Thu 15-May-08 19:20:22

Mmm, rasps sound good...

Artypie Sun 21-Dec-14 12:23:10

Just saw this thread when searching for the same dessert recipe. As I remember it was cocoa, breadcrumbs, demarara(or light brown) sugar and coffee granules mixed together for the dry layers, which were sprinkled with sherry before putting a layer of cream on top. layers were repeated, ending with cream and then the grated choc was sprinkled on top and it was decorated with cherries then refrigerated overnight before being served.

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