A Royal British Pud

Enjoying the weather guys?   Are you a laying on that sofa, toasting yourself in front of a roaring fire? You may want to carry on reading this because it may spur you into action. A royal British pud is just the thing if you fancy something sweet & comforting.  The recipe I am going to give you is a modern twist on a much loved classic nursery pud. Its a very regal pud, with plenty of royal blood.

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The Old Bread Oven


Serves 4-6. V.    Oven temp 180c.  350F.  Gas 4.  Time taken 20mins + 40mins cooking.

3 cm slice of wholemeal bread, cut from a large loaf. Crusts removed & cut into chunks.

300 ml Milk.

3. Large Eggs, Seperated.

Grated rind of 1 Lemon.

15g Butter.

1 level tbspn Caster Sugar.

2 Tbspns Lemon Curd

1 Pomegranate Seeds & Juice removed.

For the Meringue:

3. Large Egg whites

175g Caster Sugar.

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Pud Ingredients


Place the milk, butter, sugar & grated lemon rind into a heatproof jug & microwave for 2-3 mins until just below boiling.

Place the bread in a dish & pour over the hot milk mixture. Cover & leave to stand for 15 mins.

Preheat the oven.

Remove the cover from the bread mixture & whisk to a puree, beat in the egg yolks, pour into a well buttered shallow 850 ml dish. Bake for 25 mins, until set & firm.

Spread the lemon curd over the surface of the pudding, (warm first if very stiff).

Cover with 3/4 of the pomegranate seeds & juice. Reserving the rest for decoration.

Whisk the egg whites until stiff & sprinkle over half of the caster sugar. Whisk again until thick & glossy, gentle fold in the rest of the sugar with a metal spoon & swirl over the top of the pud. Sprinkle with a little extra caster sugar.

Return to the oven & bake just long enough to brown the meringue, about 10 mins.

Decorate with the remaining pomegranate seed & juice & serve hot with cream.



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