Saturday, January 1, 2011

Summer Pudding - Christmas Lunch 2010 Part 3

To complete our meal I decided to try my hands on one of my favourite puddings of all time - summer pudding. I did a quick goggle and picked the first recipe that turned up and to my delight it was one by Jill Dupliex, an Autralian food writer that I adore. This was done the night before leaving me very little to do on Christmas day. It was a nice way to finish our lunch with a delicious slice of summer on a plate and I will be making this again very soon. This is also my first post on dessert and hopefully you will be seeing a few more in the near future.
It was a terrific 2010 for all of us here at the tummies' and I am hoping for an even better 2011 ahead. I would like to thank all my friends and readers for your supports and encouragements for the past years. Thank you and happy new year to everyone of you!

recipe adopted from Jill Dupliex
you'll need to starts the recipe the day before
serves 4
you'll need;
125 g of raspberries
125 g of blackberries
250 g of strawberries
125 g of blueberries
30 ml of water
85 g of castor sugar
6 slices of stale white bread, crusts removed
fresh cream to serve

Combine 3/4 of the berries with water and sugar in a pot gently simmer until all the sugar has dissolved. Add the rest of the berries leaving some for garnish later and mix well.

Strain over a bowl catching all the juices.

Place a piece of bread at the base of a 500 ml pudding bowl (I used a regular bowl). Cut the rest of the slices into triangles try to assemble the pudding shell.

Once you have got the shape right, dip each piece of bread into the reserved juices and return it to the original position. Press it lightly with your fingers to close up any small gaps in between.

Pour the berries in together with some of the juices.

Cover it with the rest of the bread slices and drizzle with a bit more juices. Press it down with a saucer and weight it down with something heavy, refrigerate overnight. Chill the remaining juices as well.

To unmould the pudding - ease a knife between the pudding and the mould and invert it onto a plate. Garnish with the remaining fresh berries and pour the remaining juices over (which I forgot to do before taking the photos). Slice and serve with a dollop of fresh cream and a glass of good Australian sticky wine. 


  1. Lovely pudding with all the berries in it.
    Happy New Year!

  2. Oh what a beautiful dessert! A great way to start the new year! Cheers!

  3. Happy new year to you too and thanks for all the inspiration recipes for the past year and we are expecting more to come in 2011.
    I love summer pudding and what a beautiful dessert to end your meal!

  4. Harriet from carltonJanuary 1, 2011 at 2:35 PM

    Well done with your first dessert! This is such a well thought after meal and I must try to plan my Christmas lunch a little better next time. Happy new year and I am looking forward to more delicious treats from you!
    Harriet X

  5. What a gorgeous bread pudding to brighten up the winter days.

    Happy New Year!


  6. You should make desserts more often! It looks great. We are still months away from fresh berries. Happy New Years!

  7. Lovely shade of pink! Love all the berries you've included in the sure it taste out of this world:) Happy New Year

  8. Oh what a beautiful summer pudding that is! I must try making it when the berries are still in season. Happy new year!

  9. Looks gorgeous, well done! You know, I've never ever made a summer pudding? The white bread part never really appealed, but you've inspired me my friend, going to make one before it's too late. By the way, I love Jill Dupleix too, oe of the first cookbooks I was given when we landed in Oz was Old Food, then I bought New Food to go with it :)

  10. I am nursing a hangover and a big slice of this with cream might help haha
    Happy new year!

  11. this sounds healthy too and make a good breakfast..minus the wine..haha!

  12. Feliz Año nuevo,y decirte que este puding me ha encantado no lo conocía y este color rojo le da una originalidad deliciosamente rica¡¡¡¡¡¡¡un beso.

  13. Awesome pudding. Looks tasty and easy to make.

    Great choice!

    Happy New Year!

    Here's wishing you happiness and prosperity in the 2011!

    Big big hugs!

    B XX

  14. Oh wow! What a wonderful variation of plain or bread pudding! Looks yum!! Happy New Year!!

  15. Wishing you and ur family a happy and prosperous new year..Wat a catchy and yummy pudding..

  16. You have me dreaming of berry season. June! But good berries start appearing in April - just luscious and the perfect summer dessert. Happy New year - I look forward to your amazements on the table in 2011.

  17. How cool, I have never seen this before...will have to make it for hubby. I hate to buy berries out of season, but maybe early is not too soon!

  18. Happy New Year 3 hungry tummies :)


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