Summer Christmas pudding

A summer inspired Christmas dessert brimming with fresh berries.
 
summer berry dessert

Recipe from: 20 December 2012
Preparation time: 15 min
Cooking time: 25 min
 
 

Ingredients

 
  • For the vanilla sponge:
  • 250
    g
    soft butter
  • 250
    ml
    sugar
  • 250
    ml
    self raising flour
  • 2
    tsp
    baking powder
  • 3
    eggs
  • 1
    tsp
    vanilla extract
  • Pinch of salt
  • For the fruit topping:
  • 250
    g
    strawberries
  • 125
    g
    blue berries
  • 125
    g
    blackberries
  • 250
    ml
    water
  • 125
    ml
    sugar
  • Pinch of salt
  • 50
    ml
    Kirsch
  • 1
    vanilla pod – just cut open
Servings: Change Serving
 
 

Method

 
Place water and sugar in a saucepan and heat. Allow sugar to melt, then add all the fruit as well as the salt and the vanilla pod. Bring the mix to a slow boil and cook for about 5 minutes or until the sauce has reduced to about half.

Add the kirsch and flambe the fruit.

To make the puddings: Spray 6 oven-proof teacups with Spray 'n Cook and spoon about 2 tablespoons of the fruit and berry mixture in each cup. Top with some of the vanilla mixture and fill cup to about 3/4.

Bake for about 20-25 minutes or until a skewer comes out clean when tested.

When ready to serve, tip puddings out onto a serving plate and serve with more fresh berries a good scoop of vanilla ice-cream or chantilly cream.

Reprinted with permission of My Easy Cooking. To see more recipes, click here.


 

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