Maybe it’s something to do with the fact it FINALLY feels like summer, or because of last weekend’s sporting triumphs (thank you very much, Sir Andy and Lions) – whatever the reason, nothing appealed to me more today than the thought of this humble summer pudding. Few things are as quintessentially English or as seasonal as this explosion of sweet berries, their juices seeping into a layer of bread, topped with a dollop of fresh cream. I want to be sat in my garden with this, a spoon and a glass Muscat of NOW!
PS. For a more sophisticated take on the classic, I like the sound of this version – pimped up with caramel, vanilla and sourdough bread – on the Telegraph website http://www.telegraph.co.uk/foodanddrink/recipes/8594361/Red-wine-vanilla-and-caramel-summer-pudding-recipe.html