Individual summer puddings

The crowning glory of English puddings, Gordon Ramsay combines summer fruits to perfection. Follow this step-by-step guide
Individual summer puddings
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Makes 8 puddings | Vegetarian | Super healthy

Ingredients


* 1kg mixed berries, such as raspberries, blueberries, redcurrants, blackberries and strawberries, plus a few extra to serve
* 50g caster sugar
* 4 tbsp Crème de Cassis (or water)
* large (approx 800g) loaf white bread, sliced

Method


1. Strip berries from their stalks and hull strawberries. Discard any that are squashy or overripe. Toss berries gently in a non-stick saucepan with sugar and Cassis or water. Heat the pan until it starts to sizzle. Cook over a medium heat for two to three minutes or until the fruit starts to bleed and soften.

2. Stir gently, then cool to room temperature. Strain fruit through a plastic sieve into a non-metallic bowl for about 10 minutes or until the juices stop dripping.

3. Have eight cappuccino or teacups (about 200ml) ready. Using two cutters (approx 10cm and 6cm, to fit the tops and bottoms of your cups), cut out eight bread rounds of each size. Cut the crusts off eight more slices and slice in half. These strips should be approximately the same depth as the cups.

4. Dip the small rounds of bread into the reserved juices and press into the cups. Dip the straight slices in the juice and press around the sides. Spoon in the fruits, pressing down with the back of a spoon to firm. Dip the last of the bread rounds into the juice; press down on top. Chill overnight.

5. When ready to serve, loosen bread tops with the tip of a table knife. Hold a dessert plate over the pudding, then turn upside down, shaking well. The puddings should slip out easily; if not, loosen the sides gently with the knife. Pour any remaining juice over the tops of puddings. Decorate with the remaining fruit; serve with pouring cream.

Nutrition per serving


282 calories, protein 9g, carbohydrate 59g, fat 2g, saturated fat 0g, fibre 4g, salt 1.17g

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