Summer Pudding Recipe from Great British Chefs
Summer is here, and so is the season of fresh berries and fruits. What better way to enjoy summer than with a delicious summer pudding? In this recipe, we will show you how to make a classic summer pudding that will impress your guests and leave them wanting more.
For this recipe, you will need the following ingredients:
500g mixed berries (strawberries, raspberries, blackberries, blueberries)
150g caster sugar
8-10 slices of white bread, crusts removed
1 vanilla pod
1 lemon, zest and juice
1. Begin by preparing the berries. Wash them thoroughly and remove any stalks or leaves.
2. Place the berries in a large saucepan along with the caster sugar, lemon zest and juice, and the vanilla pod (split lengthways).
3. Heat the mixture gently, stirring occasionally, until the sugar has dissolved and the berries have released their juices.
4. Remove the vanilla pod and set aside to cool.
5. Line a 1.2-litre pudding basin with the bread slices, making sure there are no gaps.
6. Spoon the berry mixture into the pudding basin, making sure it is evenly distributed.
7. Cover the top of the pudding with more bread slices, again making sure there are no gaps.
8. Place a plate or lid on top of the pudding and weigh it down with a heavy object (such as a can or jar).
9. Chill the pudding in the refrigerator for at least 4 hours (or overnight).
10. When ready to serve, remove the weight and the plate/lid.
11. Run a knife around the edge of the pudding to loosen it.
12. Place a serving plate over the top of the pudding and invert it onto the plate.
13. Serve with cream, ice cream, or custard.
Use fresh and ripe berries for the best flavour.
You can use any type of bread, but white bread works best as it absorbs the juices from the berries.
Make sure the bread slices are tightly packed so that the pudding sets properly.
Chill the pudding for at least 4 hours to allow it to set properly.
You can experiment with different types of fruit and bread to create your own unique summer pudding recipe. Here are some ideas:
Use brioche or challah bread for a richer flavour.
Add some chopped nuts or dried fruit to the berry mixture for extra texture.
Try using different types of berries, such as cherries or gooseberries.
Summer pudding is a classic British dessert that is perfect for warm weather. Follow our easy recipe and impress your guests with a delicious and colourful pudding. Enjoy!