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Classic Summer Pudding

We’ve all seen a picture of the perfect summer pudding in a recipe book and thought there’s no way in the world we’d be able to create something that impressive. Well, you’ll be pleased to hear that a classic summer pudding is, in fact, relatively easy to prepare, and if you use our cost cutting tips (such as using frozen fruit instead of fresh), then it won’t set you back to much either…

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Classic Summer Pudding

Prep Time:

1hr 10mins (Plus Chilling)

Serving:

Serves 4 People

Cost:

£1.15 per Person

Difficulty:

Medium

  • Ingredients

    1kg Frozen Mixed Summer Berries
    150g Golden Caster Sugar
    3tbsp Water
    7 Slices of White Bread

How to Cook

1. Put the water and sugar in a large saucepan or stock pot and gently heat until the sugar has melted. Add the fruit and bring to the boil. Simmer on a low heat for 3 minutes, gently stirring a couple of times so the fruit stays intact. The fruit should be soft and surrounded by juice.

2. Place a sieve over a large bowl, strain the fruit and leave to one side.

3. Cut the crusts off the slices of bread, then leave 1 slice whole, cut 4 slices in half lengthways and then cut the last 2 slices into 8 triangles.

4. Line a 1.25 litre basin with cling film, leaving 15-20 cm overlap around the sides.

5. Soak the whole slice of bread in the berry juice and press down in the bottom of the basin, then soak the halves and carefully line the sides, pressing down to secure them.

6. Carefully spoon the fruit into the centre, then soak the triangles of bread and use them to create a lid for the fruit. Cover the top with the overlap cling film, then place a plate or lid on top of the basin. Weigh down if possible and chill for 6 hours.

7. When ready, remove the cling film on the top, cover with a large serving plate, and turn the pudding upside down. Remove the basin and remaining cling film, and serve with any leftover juice and some clotted cream.



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