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Summer Pudding

What would go better in a hot sunny day as a desert, that a summer pudding, low in calories and incredible light and tasty? Discover this summer pudding desert and enjoy it one in a while to refresh and treat you with something really delicious.



Pudding was originally created by mixing various ingredients, such as butter, eggs, flour and cereals.
Boiled, baked or steamed, puddings may serve as an individual dessert or, depending on the ingredients, as a part of the main course.

The more contemporary pudding consists, when they are a dessert, of sugar, milk, gelatin, eggs, rice or tapioca. Nowadays, there are several kinds of pudding:

  • savory puddings – include steak and kidney pudding, kugel, a Jewish pudding made form egg noodles, cheese pudding, corn pudding, red pudding, a Scottish meal dish etcetera
  • dessert puddings – include a wide variety of sweet treats like the bread pudding, the fruit pudding, the Christmas pudding, the chocolate pudding, the summer pudding etcetera
  • creamy puddings - include crème caramel, mousse, rice pudding, trifle, a dessert made from custards and fruits, the summer pudding
  • non-pudding desserts – various types of sweets and dessert which only use the term “pudding”, but they don’t refer to the actual one: Bakewell pudding or Queen of puddings

  • The summer pudding is a British dessert, usually made of sliced white bread, layered together with fruits and fruit juice in a large bowl. The most common used fruits for this dessert are raspberries, strawberries, blackberries, redcurrants, cherries, whitecurrants, blueberries or tayberries. Though we don’t know for sure this dessert’s origins, a sure fact is that it was very popular around the 19th century, and, in some cases, still is a very fortunate choice.

    This summer pudding recipe has two main purposes: to be a delicious treat and a healthy dessert, with only 160 calories per serving. The necessary ingredients are the following:

  • 600 grams mixed summer fruit (raspberries, blueberries, redcurrants, sliced strawberries)
  • 2 ripe peaches or nectarines, stoned and diced
  • 3 tbsp sugar, or to taste
  • 150ml cranberry juice
  • 8 thin slices white bread, 1-2 days old
  • reduced fat crème , fresh, to serve (optional)

  • The fruits need to be crushed individually, in order to make sure that skins are broken. After that, mix them all together with the cranberry juice and the sugar, stirring well. Leave aside for a couple of hours. Meanwhile, remove the bread’s crusts and cut the slices into triangles or strips, and arrange them in a large tall bowl, both on the bottom and sides. Make sure you reserve some pieces for putting them on top, later. Now pour into the bowl the fruit mixture, leaving aside 4 tbsp of it, for later use. Top the bowl with the remaining bread and then cover it with a perfect fitting plate, covered with heavy things. Refrigerate over night.
    Before serving, turn the pudding onto a serving dish; pour over the remaining fruit mix and some pieces of bread. Serve with crème.



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