Last of the Summer Pudding

Last of Summer Pudding

I have a confession to make. Before today I have never made a Summer Pudding. Shocking I know. 

Probably one of the simplest puddings ever, and more to the point delicious and unashamedly British. And whilst I mastered my scones at a young age, summer pudding just never really made it into my repertoire. SO this summer I was determined to change that. Did I though? Well as you already know I made one today so if you count early September as summer, then yes. If not, well, I got around to it eventually. So we can call this my ‘last of the summer pudding.’ And seeing as the weather is being so obligingly nice it feels like a fitting dessert for the week. 

Although I did hit a snag – the one being that you are supposed to make it and leave it overnight. Yes I probably would have known that if I had done this before. But seeing as I didnt well, It just slipped my mind, I decided on a slightly alternative mini version. Because doesn’t everyone love something mini?

So without further ado my mini mint and berry last of the summer puddings 

Ingredients

400g mixed summer fruits – either fresh or defrosted

2oz sugar

2 sprigs mint

dash of water

A bread loaf – either home made or a very decent loaf from a bakery ( rubbish bread = rubbish pudding) 

Bread

Method

  1. Place you fruit, sugar and mint sprigs in a pan. Add a dash of water if the fruit is fresh and heat until it boils. Once boiling turn down the heat and leave to simmer for 2-3mins
  2. In the meantime grease your ramekins with oil and line with cling film
  3. Once the fruit has had it’s 2-3 mins simmer remove from the heat, remove the mint and pour half into a blender and blend into a puree
  4. Cut 2 circles of bread for each ramekin and then strips to go around the side
  5. Dip one circle in the puree and place puree side down in the ramekin, do the same with the side pieces and place in the ramekin making sure they overlap
  6. Next pour in some of the remaining whole fruit
  7. Then dip your second circle into the puree and place on top of the pudding, press down and leave to cool in the fridge
  8. Repeat this process until you have all your puddings
  9. Then eat to your heart’s content

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And that’s it a simple cheats last of the summer pudding. To make it look extra special you can always garnish with a bit of mint and pouring cream.

So if you’re feeling decadent go for it!

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