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Warm chocolate and amaretto pudding

Prep time less than 30 mins
Cook time less than 30 mins
Serves 6
Dietary Vegetarian
From Two Greedy Italians
Gennaro Contaldo's simple, old-fashioned chocolate pudding can be served either warm or chilled and is very easy to prepare.


  1. Warm the milk in a saucepan over a low heat.

  2. Mix the flour, sugar and vanilla seeds in a separate saucepan until smooth, then whisk in the warm milk, a little at a time, until smooth. Place the pan onto the heat and cook over a gentle heat for 2-3 minutes, stirring continuously.

  3. Whisk in the Amaretto liqueur and continue to whisk until the mixture thickens.

  4. Remove the pan from the heat and stir in the chocolate and butter.

  5. To serve, spoon the mixture into serving glasses and sprinkle over the crushed amaretti biscuits.


  • 500ml/18fl oz milk
  • 1 tbsp plain flour
  • 2 tbsp caster sugar
  • 1 vanilla pod, halved lengthways, seeds removed
  • 80ml/2½fl oz Amaretto (or other almond liqueur)
  • 100g/3½oz dark chocolate, finely chopped
  • 50g/2oz unsalted butter
  • 30g/1oz amaretti biscuits, crushed

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