Summer Pudding Perfection

Get your friends and family round for the ultimate summer feast

Whether you’re having a quiet one with a few guests or you’re expecting a big turnout, the key to a successful party is of course, the food!

There are thousands of delicious recipes that would satisfy the taste buds, but as it’s summer, we believe there’s only one true winner, and that’s the traditional summer pudding.

Follow this easy step-by-step recipe from Morrisons below for the sweetest, juiciest summer pudding that will make you the talk of the town. Layered with eye catching pink bread and full of this seasons very best berries, this simple dessert is perfect for preparing ahead to feed a crowd.

Ingredients (Serves 6)
1 kg strawberries, raspberries, redcurrants, blackcurrants, blackberries and black cherries
170g caster sugar
2 slices orange peel
2 slices lemon peel
8 slices Genius white bread, crusts removed
Total time required 30 mins
Preparation time: 30 mins
Other time: chill overnight

Instructions

  1. Place the fruit, water, sugar, orange and lemon peel in a pan. Mix well and bring to the boil. Simmer for 1 minute and leave to cool.
  2. Cut a circle from one slice of bread, to fit the base of a 1litre/2pt pudding bowl. Cut the remaining slices in half, on the diagonal.
  3. When the fruit is nearly cold, tip into a sieve, placed over a bowl to collect the juice.
  4. Dip the prepared bread circle and triangles into the juice then line the base and sides of the bowl leaving no gaps.
  5. Spoon in the fruit and cover the top with the remaining triangles of bread, first dipped in juice. Trim any bread hanging over the rim of the bowl with a knife.
  6. Stand the pudding basin in a dish and place a small plate on top of the pudding and weigh down with a 450g can. Chill overnight to set.
  7. Return the remaining juice to the pan and boil until glossy and syrupy. Leave to cool, cover and chill until required.
  8. To serve the pudding, remove the plate and weight. Place a serving plate over the rim of the bowl and quickly turn them over. Holding onto the plate and bowl, give them sharp shake and repeat until you feel the pudding loosen inside the bowl. Lift the inverted bowl off the pudding. Pour over the reserved fruit syrup and serve with a jug of thick pouring cream.