Summer Eats

It’s summer and that means… summer pudding. If you don’t know this dish then you’re missing out. And apart from a cheeky bacon sarnie it really is the only use to which a cheap white sliced loaf can be put without feeling like you’ve become a woodworm.

The idea is to use up the glut of summer soft fruits you get around now. Any red fruits – strawberries raspberries red and black currants black and loganberries. They all work but a mix us best.

Using a pudding bowl, line it with the bread making sure there are no gaps. I like to soak the slices in thr fruit first because it ensures there are no small white spots in thr final pud but not everyone does.

Simply put take about half a loaf and decrust the slices. Then put about 800 gms of your chosen fruits in a pan with a tablespoon of caster sugar and cook it until soft.

Fill the carcass with the cooked fruit. I like to half fill then put in a slice as a partition before filling to the top.

Put on a lid again no gaps, then a close fitting plate and a set of weights or can of tomatoes.

Leave in the fridge overnight , turn out and scoff with cream ice cream yoghurt or all of the above.

I love it!!

About TanGental

My name is Geoff Le Pard. Once I was a lawyer; now I am a writer. I've published several books: a four book series following Harry Spittle as he grows from hapless student to hapless partner in a London law firm; four others in different genres; a book of poetry; four anthologies of short fiction; and a memoir of my mother. I have several more in the pipeline. I have been blogging regularly since 2014, on topic as diverse as: poetry based on famous poems; memories from my life; my garden; my dog; a whole variety of short fiction; my attempts at baking and food; travel and the consequent disasters; theatre, film and book reviews; and the occasional thought piece. Mostly it is whatever takes my fancy. I avoid politics, mostly, and religion, always. I don't mean to upset anyone but if I do, well, sorry and I suggest you go elsewhere. These are my thoughts and no one else is to blame. If you want to nab anything I post, please acknowledge where it came from.
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32 Responses to Summer Eats

  1. Ritu says:

    Simple, and delicious!

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  2. A real favourite – this one looks great

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  3. Indeed, yummy! 🙂 What else do you mean by “pudding”, in the UK? 😉 I know black pudding, which is made from animal blood, right? Can you say that everything that fits in a bowl can be called “pudding”? 🙂 xx Michael

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  4. Mary Smith says:

    Haven’t made this for ages and had forgotten how much I enjoy it.

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  5. I bet that’s so pretty with some whipped cream on top! And yum!

    Like

  6. noelleg44 says:

    So easy. Looks delish!

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  7. I’ve never actually made one as like the stewed fruit on its own. Maybe one day as it looks simple enough to make.

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  8. Erika says:

    Wow, that’s what I call cool baking! What a good idea. Looks refreshing and seems easy to make.

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  9. petespringerauthor says:

    Looks and sounds delicious. My favorite kinds of dishes are ones like this that don’t require too much work. So many foods taste after they’re refrigerated.

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  10. petespringerauthor says:

    *taste great 🤣

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  11. Simple and delicious, Geoff, a winning combo.

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  12. Terra Love says:

    So yum this looks! Not a fan of bread but the fruit make it interesting.

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