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Summer pudding

Summer pudding
Summer pudding made with currants, in a bowl
Alternative names Summer fruit pudding
Type Pudding
Course Dessert
Place of origin United Kingdom
Main ingredients Sliced white bread, fruit, fruit juice
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Summer pudding or summer fruit pudding is a British dessert made of sliced white bread, layered in a deep bowl with fruit and fruit juice. It is left to soak overnight and turned out onto a plate.[1] The dessert was most popular from the late 19th to the early 20th century. However, there is no clear record of its origin.[2]

Making summer pudding is much easier if the bread is somewhat stale. This helps the fruit juices soak through the bread, which makes the pudding more pleasant. Summer pudding can be served with cream.

The fruits typically used in summer pudding are raspberries, strawberries, blackcurrants, redcurrants, whitecurrants, and blackberries. Less commonly used are tayberries, loganberries, cherries and blueberries.

See also


  1. ^ Froggett, Keith (Aug 5, 2009). "Chef's recipe: Summer pudding". The Globe and Mail. Retrieved 16 November 2010. 
  2. ^ Alan Davidson, Helen Saberi, ed. (2002). The Wilder Shores of Gastronomy: Twenty Years of Food Writing. Ten Speed Press. pp. 59–60. ISBN 1-58008-417-6. 

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