All posts tagged: pudding

Apple, Plum and Ginger Crumble

Ah, the great British crumble. The things we English would do for that warm, buttery bowl of soft fruity deliciousness. I have it on good authority that the crumble tradition began during the second world war. During times of killjoy rationing, people couldn’t scrimp together enough ingredients to make the pastry for a pie, and so instead they crumbled together a little flour, sugar and margarine to sprinkle over the filling. Being poor brings out intense comfort food creation skills in the best of us. My recipe is a little different than the keep-calm-and-carry-on-ers, but this is because it’s now 2014 and you can buy stem ginger at Sainsbury’s. It goes wonderfully with a big dollop of custard, if you can make your own you’re a braver soul than I, Ambrosia from the corner shop for me. for the filling: 6 apples 4 plums 3 tbsps chopped stem ginger               2 tsps flour a generous shake of cinnamon 50g caster sugar for the crumble: 200g plain flour 50g demerera …

Eton Mess Royale

When I imagine which fruit and nuts are worthy of the Royal family, I like to think that pomegranates and pistachios come top of the list. So, on the birthday of Her Royal Majesty the Queen, I’d like to share with you the most regal dessert I’ve ever put together. The story of Eton Mess changes depending upon who you speak to, but my favourite version is that a load of young Etonians were carrying a pavlova to a Professor and dropped it on the floor, then made the best of it. Its not essential to make the meringue yourself, but its the only way you’ll get the rose water in there and that completes this whole blue-blood vibe. 1 batch turkish delight meringues 300ml double cream, whip half of it few handfuls pistachios few handfuls pomegranate seeds   Just throw everything together in a bowl and make it look pretty-ish, that’s the beauty of eton mess. It’s hella messy. Track recommendation is of course Royals because I’m nothing if not topical. Thanks for reading x …