Summer Pudding
Summer Pudding is a great British summer dessert which uses little more than summer berries and some bread.
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Ingredients
  • 8 thick slices of white bread
  • 500 g (8 oz) raspberries
  • 150 g (5 oz) redcurrants
  • 150 g (5 oz) blackcurrants
  • 3 tbsp sugar
Instructions
  1. Put the berries in a pan with the sugar and 3 tbsp of water. Bring the mixture slowly to the boil.
  2. When the mixture comes to the boil the berries should start to give up their juice. Simmer for 3-4 minutes, then allow to cool.
  3. Cut the crusts from the bread and cut each slice into 3 strips.
  4. Take a 2 pint (1 litre) pudding basin, grease lightly with butter then line with the bread, cutting the pieces to the right shape if needed.
  5. Pour in the juice and berries, then cover the top with a layer of bread slices.
  6. Place the pudding basin onto a plate to catch the juices, then place a saucer or small plate on top of the bread – the saucer should be smaller than the diameter of the pudding basin!
  7. Put a heavy weight (2 kg or 4 lb is good) on the top and place the whole lot in the ‘fridge overnight.
  8. Remove the weight and the saucer, then run a palette knife around the inside of the basin to free the pudding.
  9. Turn the pudding out onto a clean plate, then drizzle any excess juice over the pudding.
  10. Serve in slices with thick cream or ice-cream.
Titli's Tips
Don’t waste the bread crusts. Leave them to go stale then make breadcrumbs with them. I store my breadcrumbs in the freezer to prevent them from going mouldy.

The precise ratio of berries doesn’t matter too much, but more than half should be raspberries. You can also add strawberries and blueberries into the mix. It is possible to buy packets of frozen mixed berries and these are usually OK for making summer puddings too.

Nutrition Facts
Amount Per Serving       % Daily Value
Calories 143 7%
Calories from Fat 11
Total Fat 1.3g 2%
Saturated Fat 0.2g 1%
Unsaturated Fat 0.9g
   
Amount Per Serving       % Daily Value
Total Carbohydrate 31.2g 10%
Dietary Fibre 5.1g 20%
Sugars 14.5g
Protein 3.3g 6%
Cholesterol 0.0mgs 0%
Percent Daily Values based on a 2,000 calorie diet.