Some More Fantastic Traditional British Dessert Recipes: Blackberry Suet Pudding and Gooseberry Fool

Perhaps British cooking is laughed on the world over, however damned if I care. We make the very best desserts on the earth, and the whole lot else simply does not matter. Memories of sloppy horrible college dinners in hand, I’ll enterprise forth into the kitchen as we speak and present you ways scrumptious and distinctive British desserts can actually be. Not a touch of chocolate in these recipes – simply naturally good in and wholesome components grown within the again backyard and obtainable out of your native farmers market.

Blackberry Suet Pudding: Ingredients

This is a household favorite, as we dwell subsequent to a couple native parks which can be all overcome by blackberries in the summertime. We can go choosing one afternoon and convey a number of kilograms in plastic baggage, then freeze them to make use of anytime. You will want:

– 400g blackberries

– 4 tablespoons sugar (extra in case you blackberries are significantly sharp)

– 450g flour

– 180g suet (or butter in case you hate suet, but it surely is not the identical)

– Pinch of salt


In a big bowl, combine collectively the suet, flour and salt, in addition to sufficient water to type stable dough. Using 2/3 of the dough (set 1/3 apart), roll out a medium sized circle. Use this to line the edges of an ovenproof pudding foundation, about 1 litre dimension. Throw the fruit and sugar in, then roll out the leftover dough and cowl the pudding. Stick a layer of greaseproof paper on prime and cowl the whole thing in some kitchen foil. To prepare dinner, you’ll boil the pudding. Do this with a big pan (large enough for the bowl to enter utterly), and fill with water as much as about half manner up the bowl (being cafeful to not let water into the precise bowl – so do not flood it). Boil and simmer to steam the pudding for about 2 hours, however watch out to test the water ranges typically – you don’t need it to run dry or the bowl might crack or burn.

Serve with milk, or your favorite sauce.

Gooseberry Fool:

Gooseberries are a splendidly English fruit, and they’re simple to develop in your individual backyard or decide from close by. For this scrumptious dessert you have to:

– 450g gooseberries, ends minimize off

– 150ml elderflower cordial (or hand-crafted focus)

– 2 egg yolks solely

– 1 teaspoon arrowroot

– 150ml milk

– 2 tablespoons sugar (once more, may have extra)

– 150ml double cream



Boil the gooseberries in a pan with the cordial, simmering till delicate and pulpy (about 30m). Cool, then put aside in a dish.

In one other pan, warmth some milk however cautious to not boil it. Beat the yolks, eggs and sugar in a heatproof bowl, then pour within the sizzling milk, stirring continuously. When utterly blended, return the entire combination to the pan and warmth some boil, till the custard thickens. Again, DO NOT BOIL. Pour the end result by a strainer and into one other bowl, put aside.

Whip the cream, and sit into the gooseberries you put aside earlier. Now fold within the custard too, however you needn’t combine a lot as a barely marbled impact is sort of good.

Serve like that!

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