Down on the Allotment

Matron grows vegetables and fruit in a Hampshire garden. I've been growing veggies since I was knee high to a grasshopper. Some traditional varieties and old favourites as well as new ideas. I share my garden with my allotment assistant Daisy the Labrador. On Twitter as @MatronsVeggies

Monday, July 14, 2014

Summer Pudding

It's that time of year again!

 Soft fruit is just so forgiving in any garden. You really don't have to do anything more than pick it once a year!
 I searched around the bushes, shrubs and fences in the garden and managed to put together this little melange of Summer fruit.
 This particular blackcurrant bush has taken a few years to find its feet.  It was a transplanted gift from someone when they moved away.  These are just so enormous they could even be Jostaberries - a hybrid between blackcurrants and gooseberries. I will have to find out.
Just a few blackberries are ripe too. One blackberry at the end of each floret is ripe first when all the others are still green.  There were a handful of blackberries too.

So line a pudding basin with white bread slices then lightly cook the fruit with some sugar and wait till the fruit just softens and some juice comes out.

Spoon this fruit and juice into the bread then cover the top with a couple more slices of bread.  Put a plate on top and weight it down in the fridge for at least 24 hours.

Bon appetite!


At 2:33 PM, Blogger Peggy said...

Oh No! We do not have fruit this year as all of our bushes are transplanted and just finding their feet, I had forgotten about this summer fruit pudding which I made one year after reading about it on your blog!

At 5:17 PM, Blogger Matron said...

Peggy - could you find some blackberries? they would do nicely on their own.

At 11:21 AM, Blogger Mark Willis said...

You forgot to mention "...and serve with double cream"!

At 8:09 PM, Blogger Carrie said...

It looks so incredibly naughty but so nice. Fruity is healthy though, right? Double cream is protein and good for the bones.... :)


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