Sunday, 28 August 2011

Another Birthday

Lunch by my brother
Yesterday was my Mum's birthday - but she already had plans, so today my brother and I went to her house (with my Gran and Uncle in attendance) and made lunch - my brother has missed his calling; he shouldn't be in business he should be a chef!

I did a Summer Pudding for desert; whilst edible it really wanted longer in the fridge - and wasn't photo worthy! Summer pudding is a nice easy desert - you just need a half dozen slices of white bread, about a kilogram of summer fruits (I had raspberries, blueberries, blackberries and strawberries) and some caster sugar (golden is best). 

You disolve about a hundred grams of sugar in three tablespoons of water whilst gently heating. Briefly boil and then add the fruit (except the strawberries). After about 3 mintues seive the fruit over a bowl. Soak the bits of bread in the juicers  (having cut to make a nice even fit). You can line with cling-film first to make it easier to get out or use one of those silicone bowls. Then tip in the cooked fruit, mixing in the strawberries. Chill in the fridge with a plate over the bowl. Mine had 4 hours - not enough. My Gran recommends over-night. Serve with cream.