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Thursday, 11 August 2011

Apple and Blackberry In and Out

What a completely miserable yukky day!! It's windy and rainy and not nice at all. Not fit for man nor beast as the Toddster would say . . . a bit depressing wot!

Just the perfect day for a fruity pudding . . . served up all warm and stodgy from the oven.

This is one I found in the Good Granny Cookbook, by Jane Fearnley Wittingstall. This is a favourite book of mine. It's chock full of traditional, family friendly and delicious recipes. Our kind of food.

No pretention. Just plain and simple ingredients presented in a plain and simple way. Tried and true's of a Granny. Wholesome and delicious.

Just the kind of food for a rainy day. Comforting and tasty. This pudding apparently is a Devonshire favourite! That's probably why they recommend Clotted Cream to be served with it.

Mmmm . . . you can't beat a buttery pudding, filled with tart apples and sweet blackberries (my addition) topped with a healthy dollop of rich clotted cream. This was like a little ray of sunshine on a very cloudy and miserable day. It can rain any day it wants to if this is waiting at the end of it all! (ok, maybe not every day.)

*Apple and Blackberry In and Out*
Serves 6
Printable Recipe

Apparently this is a real favourite in Devon when made with just apples. I added Blackberries because they taste good, and they always look so pretty when paired with apples.

8 ounces self raising flour (2 cups)
4 ounces shredded beef suet (1/2 cup Can use grated ice cold butter instead)
3 Granny Smith apples, peeled, cored and sliced
a large handful of blackberries
1/2 pint of milk (about 1 1/4 cups)
3 TBS Caster Sugar

Preheat the oven to 190*C/375*F/ gas mark 5. Butter a 9 inch round baking dish. Set aside.

Mix the flour, suet and sugar together. Add the apples and enough milk to bring the mixture to a dropping consistency. Fold in the blackberries, gently. Pour the mixture into the prepared tin and then bake until it is brown and crunchy on top (30 to 35 minutes.) Eat warm, spooned out into bowls and topped with dollops of clotted Cream.

Note: If your apples are very tart, you may add a bit more sugar if you wish.


  1. Count me in. I need to find some berries immediately.
    Please know that my prayers are with England for calm and peace.

  2. what a lovely read like wise i will be trying it out need to go and look in the hedgerow for some black berrys 2
    likewise i am also praying for calm around the world and praying things will get back to normal

  3. We have the same taste in cookbooks Marie ~I have that book, although I think Hannah my daughter "borrowed" it last time she was over!
    I LOVE apple in and out, so apple and blackberry in and out would be even better!
    Looks amazing!

  4. oooo, this is a good one!!Our blackberries are just ready too!

  5. Look amazing dear Marie!! I love!!! you know Im a crazy by berries!! look delicious!! Dear thanks by you prayers and comments, hope in England will be in peace soon!! here we have some porblems too! and violence! xxgloria

  6. I've just melted! This looks SO delicious and comforting - perfect for a wet deary day! Hope it perks up soon - I'll be there next week :))))
    Mary x

  7. I am swooning, properly swooning here!! I want some NOW! lol

  8. Oooooh. Looks delicious and based on your recommendation I've put the book on my order list! Any other book recommendations??? Do you have one??? Like you blog A LOT!!!

  9. oooh! i have just found your blog! love, love, love! i did a goodle search for courgette bread(bookmarked the recipe!)

    i was almost ready to give up on baking after two recent failed gypsy tart attempts (my favourite childhood dish! its a pudding originating in Kent, yum yum!)

    i'm going to try this apple and blackberry in and out, it looks very simple! thankyou for your amazing blog!

  10. Oh, yum! this looks so so good! I think I am going to get very fat trying to make everything on this blog, lol. This looks so amazing! Now I need blackberries :)

  11. But how much sugar, Marie? And are there no eggs?

  12. Sorry I left out the sugar Anna! Thanks for spotting it! I have fixed the recipe now, and there are no eggs in the recipe. I hope you enjoy! It's really delicious!


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