Summer Pudding Recipe
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Recipe type: Dessert
Serves: Serves 4
  • Mixed fresh berries - enough to fill your chosen bowl
  • 6 slices of bread - this may vary depending on the size of the loaf
  • 1 teaspoon cherry-spiced rum (optional but so good)
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • Mint leaves
  1. Clean the berries and slice any large pieces of fruit. Place in a pan on the stove.
  2. Add cold water. Don't cover the fruit with water, have it come about halfway.
  3. Add the sugar or honey, rum if using, and bring to the boil.
  4. Simmer for two or three minutes then set aside to cool.
  5. Remove the crusts from the bread.
  6. Line your bowl with foil.
  7. Line the foil with bread slices - a single layer on the bottom and up the sides.
  8. Spoon half the berries over and add another single layer of bread.
  9. Add the rest of the fruit and then the 'lid' of sliced bread.
  10. Spoon syrup from the pan over the top, retaining about a cup.
  11. Cover the top of the bowl with foil and press down gently.
  12. Add weights (see photograph below) and chill in the refrigerator for at least two hours.
  13. To serve, turn out the pudding onto a plate or board.
  14. Add a spoonful of syrup to each serving plate, add a slice of pudding and a dollop of vanilla ice cream (or the sauce below)
  15. Garnish with extra fruit and mint leaves.
Recipe by JAQUO Lifestyle Magazine at