can deny that British puddings rank amongst the most delicious and diverse in
the world so what better time to honour these wonderful creations than on 9th
November which is British Pudding day.
Despite British cooking having been much maligned in the past, the great British
dessert has always stood firm throughout the ages, as a bastion of all that’s
homely and comforting, especially on wintry days when puddings such as spotted
dick or baked crumbles served with lashings of creamy custard, evoke childhood
memories of anticipation of what sweet delights lay in store, together with a
simultaneous feeling of slightly wicked self indulgence.
In today’s climate of healthy eating and counting calories, many people forgo
the pleasures of eating home made puddings on a regular basis, in favour of low
fat yoghurt and the like, but the 9th November is the ideal day to celebrate the
unique heritage of the British pudding.
There are lots of traditional British dessert recipes at www.recipes4us.co.uk
but for those who don’t have much time, here’s a wonderful microwave version of
one of Britain's favourites – jam sponge pudding. Not only do you know exactly
what’s in it, but you can prepare, cook and serve it within 15 minutes.
some of the +90 British dessert recipes we have throughout the site to help you celebrate British
Pudding Day. To find them all, use the
search page and type in British or Scottish or English or Welsh or Irish
DP (stands for desserts puddings) . Alternatively just visit one of the British
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CD DP English 10mins plus setting
North Country Summer Pudding Veg CD DP
English 10mins plus cooling
Raspberry Cranachan Veg CD DP Scottish
Brandy Syllabub Veg CD DP English 10mins
plus infusing and chilling
Hasty Pudding Veg CD DP English 15mins
Irish Coffee Pudding CD DP British 20mins
Quickie Trifle Veg CD DP British 20mins
Stewed Rhubarb Veg HT CD DP British 20mins
Osborne Pudding Veg CD DP English 25mins