Chef’s Table: Baking hot for the bank holiday

This week, pastry chef and author Edward Hayden shares indulgent baking recipes for you to enjoy this bank holiday weekend

Baked chocolate pudding with pears

Ingredients, serves 6

This is a sinfully decadent version of pears Belle Helene with a baked chocolate pudding base


For the pudding

175g butter, softened

175g sugar

3 large eggs

175g self-raising flour

25g cocoa powder

For the pears

6 baby pears

50g caster sugar

1 pint cold water

For the chocolate sauce

225ml pouring cream

110g dark chocolate, chopped

1 measure of Baileys, optional


1. Preheat the ...