Our first recipe is a Summer Pudding. How could our website be complete without this old traditional dessert? It is made from delicious fresh summer berries such as strawberries, blackberries, redcurrants and blueberries: a wonderful rich red colour and tasty dish.
Some tips before you begin cooking your easy summer desserts: make sure you have all the ingredients read the instructions before you begin keep your clothes clean with an apron.
2. Put the fruit into a saucepan with the sugar and bring to the boil. Turn down the heat and allow to gently simmer for 5 minutes.
3. Allow the fruit to cool.
4. Once the fruit has cooled spoon it into the pudding dish with your bread.
5. Fold onto the fruit the overlapping bread and use the remaining slice to fill any gaps on the top.
6. Now place on top of the summer pudding a plate which fits just inside the pudding dish and, on top of the plate, put any can from your kitchen cupboard just to weigh it down a little.
7. Place your dessert into a refrigerator for 8 hours or overnight.
8. Turn your summer pudding out onto a serving plate and serve with cream.
2. In a dry bowl and using an electric whisk beat the egg whites until they stand on peaks.
3. Mix a little at a time into the egg whites the sugar and vanilla mix.
4. Whisk until the mixture looks glossy and is very thick.
5. Spoon the mixture into the swiss roll tin and bake for 45 minutes.
6. Take the meringue out of the oven and allow to cool a little before turning out on a wire mesh to cool completely.
7. You may have to pull some of the greaseproof paper off the meringue.
8. Spread the creame fraiche over the meringue then spread the fruit.
9. Roll the meringue gently to make a pavlova swiss roll.
10. Serve pavlova swiss style with cream.
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