Nigella Lawson just transformed stale croissants into an amazing dessert

The TV cook created an indulgent pudding

Sophie Hamilton

Oh, we do love a great cooking hack from the talented Nigella Lawson – and the popular TV cook just shared a fabulous tip with her Instagram followers.

Sharing a photo of a pot of crumbled croissants, Nigella wrote: "If there’s anything better than a fresh, warm croissant and butter, it’s stale croissants turned into this Caramel Croissant Pudding."

Let's just break that down: Caramel. Croissant. Pudding. Yes to this!

The star posted the full recipe on her bio page and revealed how she made this particular dessert on a Monday evening, as she had stale croissants leftover from the weekend.

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To make her Caramel Croissant Pudding, Nigella combines the croissants with homemade caramel, cream, milk, bourbon and eggs. She calls it a 'caramel bourbon custard' and simply pours it over the croissants before baking – sounds pretty divine to us.


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Nigella's Instagram followers are huge fans of this pudding, with one posting: "Love this! Always makes me feel less bad about picking up an extra croissant or two from the bakery!"

Another wrote: "This is a favourite in our house, been making it for years! I use Baileys in it though."

There were more tips to enhance the recipe as a fan said: "I love this pudding! Sometimes serve it with rhubarb and ginger compote, delicious."


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A few followers did make us chuckle, however, as they joked about the likelihood of having leftover croissants. One wrote: "Whoever heard of stale croissants, there are never any spares LOL."

Good excuse to buy a bumper pack of croissants, we say… 

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