Saturday, June 16, 2012

Scottish Recipes - Summer Pudding

Summer Pudding

Its June already

Summer is Here....


Not in Scotland yet?

I saw this and being Scottish, it made me laugh, it's so true

There are two seasons in Scotland, June and Winter - Billy Connolly
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But wait a minute my Scottish chums, I have heard about the record heat and glorious sunshine that has hit Scotland so far this year, many a Scottish Sausage was sizzling on a barbecue from what I heard, perfect, not now?

You know, I don't want to go on and on about how hot it is already in Texas, because it is. You know what they say, everything is bigger in Texas, even the heat, yes BIG Heat. Big humid, sweaty, hair destroying, make up melting Heat. Honestly its not much fun.

I crave cooler weather already. Wait, it has happened...

I have turned into that annoying pain in the butt of a person that Scottish people roll their eyes at, because it is unfathomable to us Scots that anyone would crave cool weather, crazier still that they would crave Scottish weather. Well people do. Honestly Scotland, the rest of the southern hemisphere love your weather even if you don't, even the rain!

Just before I left Scotland to come to Texas nearly 10 years ago, a girl just started where I worked who had lived in South Africa for years before returning to the cooler climes of Scotland. She bugged the living daylights out of me by constantly going on about how she loved the cold. Yes the COLD. I used to think, Wheesht you crazy person you are bugging me... I was such a sun worshiper and a heat craver and used to think she said that just to annoy me. Now with nearly 10 years in Texas with crazy heat, I get where she was coming from

So summer is here, school is out, watermelon is flying off the shelves and water parks across the State are open

So its time for Summer recipes and this pudding has the best name ever

Summer Pudding

It's made with summer berries (preferably Scottish berries, but that ain't gonna happen here in Texas) and is perfect for this time of year

Makes one Pudding that needs to be refrigerated overnight

Serves 6

You Will Need

1lb/500g Fresh Berries (Strawberries, Raspberries, Cherries, Brambles etc)
About 6-8 Slices of White Bread (crusts removed)
1 fl oz/30ml Water
5oz/150g Sugar
Mixed Summer berries


  • Remove the crusts from the bread
Cut off the crusts

  • Wash and trim fruit, cutting strawberries in half (ensure Strawberries make up half or more of the fruit amount)
Prepared Berries

  • Carefully line the base and sides of a 900ml/1.5 pint Bowl with the crust less bread
Bowl lined with crust less bread

  • Put water and sugar in a pan and bring to the boil until sugar dissolves and a somewhat thick syrup is made
sugar and water
sugar and water syrup

  • Add fruit into pan in order of speed of cooking, strawberries first then ending with raspberries, Stir and Cook for a few minutes then remove from heat
Strawberries first
Strawberries and syrup

Strawberries and blueberries in syrup

Strawberries, raspberries and blueberries in syrup

  • Transfer fruit into a separate bowl with a slotted spoon to drain the syrup (Keep the Syrup)
slightly drained fruit

  • Spoon fruit into the prepared bowl, then spoon a little syrup in there too
fruit in bread bowl

  • Cover with more bread to form a lid 
bread lid

  • Put a small saucer on top with a weight on top to press saucer down (about 1lb weigh, I used a paper weight)
haha, doesn't this look like a crystal ball, its a globe paperweight !

  • Refrigerate overnight, also refrigerate the syrup in a separate container

  • Loosen pudding gently with a blunt knife, carefully turn out onto a plate and pour rest of syrup on top
Scottish Summer Pudding

  • Cut into wedges and serve cold with whipped cream

Summer Pudding

Enjoy a little piece of Summer, wherever you are and whatever the weather

Warning, when you make this your whole house and yourself will have the aroma of sweet syrup, yum!


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  1. i have to take issue with billy connolly..........there is only one season THAT IS WINTER

  2. Wow I need to make that, it looks so yummy! I would love for you to share on my linky party!
    Marcie @

    1. Thanks for looking and thanks for the invite, I have linked up, yay!!

  3. What a GREAT recipe! I hope you will come over to Cast Party Wednesday and share it with us. Thanks, I hope to see you there!
    ---Sheryl @ Lady Behind The Curtain---

  4. Thank you glad you like the summer pudding, I am on my way over now to share and look :)

  5. Num, num, I have got to try this. Hope it was okay to pin this, because I couldn't help myself. Would love for you to stop by and share.

    By the way, found you over at Five Little Chefs Fantastic Thursday

    1. Glad you pinned this, yay. Popped over and linked up, thanks for the invite :)

  6. This dessert is both beautiful and healthy. What a nice presentation it makes. Please share this on my foodie friday party today.

  7. Thank you so much, I love this dessert, and its so easy to make. I have linked to your party, thanks for the invite, and thanks for following me too :)

  8. This dessert looks so amazing. And I am one of those annoying people who liked the cold. Drives my husband nuts! Thanks so much for sharing on Tout It Tuesday! Hope to see you next week.

    1. This crazy heat in Texas might just convert me to liking the cold, Thank you, I will be there next week :)

  9. Never saw that before. Thanks for sharing. Newest GFC follower from Serenity now hop. Love for you to follow back when you get a chance. Hosting Mom's Monday Mingle now. Love for you to join the fun ;)

    1. Thanks for dropping by, I have shared on Mom's Monday Mingle, and am following too, very exciting, and some amazing blogs on there too :)

  10. Angela, This looks amazing! Perfect dessert for summer. Thanks so much for linking up to Creative Thursday last week. I can't wait to see what you link up this week. Have a wonderful weekend.


  11. Thanks Michelle, I can't wait to link up this week


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