“She turned to the sunlight
And shook her yellow head,
And whispered to her neighbor:
"Winter is dead.”
~AA Milne, when we were very young
NOTE: I am away at the moment helping my mother with her treatment for lung cancer. I have set up a few posts to post whilst I am away as a special surprise. Some are new and some are reposts of old favourites that you may have forgotten, or if you are a new reader may not even have seen. I'll be back at the end of May, but in the meantime . . . Enjoy!
PS - I will only have sporadic internet use, so if you ask a question and I don't get back to you . . . it's not that I don't want to. It just may take me a while.
Saturday, 28 July 2012
What would you say if I told you that you could have a deliciously scrummy baked dessert, on the table and ready to serve to your family in about 15 minutes time?
Tis no lie. It's true. Completely and utterly true.
A delicious baked pudding, chock full of lovely berries and yummy white chocolate.
Rich and indulgent and quick, quick, quick!
Seriously! I know!!!! It does look like the type of dessert that might have you slaving over a hot stove for ages . . . but . . . only you need to know that you didn't do just that.
Let your family think you suffered to bring them this. Let them sprinkle you with accolades and praise! Sit back and take all the honour while they devour this tasty pudding, mmm-ing and ahhh-ing the whole time.
They don't need to know how easy it was. That can be our . . . little . . . secret!
Adapted from a BBC Good Food recipe. Delicious, easy and quick! The proof of this pudding, truly is in the eating . . .
*Berry and White Chocolate Pudding*
With a few ingredients, a microwave oven and 12 minutes in cook time, you can have a deliciously scrummy pudding on the table and wowing your guests!
4 ounces of butter, softened (1/2 cup)
100g of soft light brown sugar (1/2 cup packed)
100g self raising flour (2/3 cup)
2 large free range eggs
3 TBS milk
3 ounces white chocolate cut into small chunks (about 1 cup)
300g pack of frozen mixed berries (about 3 cups)
Butter a one litre round gratin dish. Place the butter, sugar, flour, eggs and milk into a bowl and beat together for about 3 minutes, until light and fluffy. Fold in the chocolate bits and most of the frozen fruit, reserving some of the fruit for the end. Spread the batter into the prepared baking dish, leveling it out. Cook on high in the microwave for 10 to 12 minutes, or until completely set and dry on the top. Allow to stand for five minutes before serving.
To serve, dust the top with some icing sugar and garnish with the reserved berries. Spoon out into dessert bowls and pass the cream!