For those of you who know me well and have been following my recipes for quite some time, you’ll know that I do not do things by halves. I have taken exactly the same approach with these summer puddings and they are something rather special. There is nothing very traditional about them, but the results are truly delicious!
I basically use any berries that I have to hand. Some say that a traditional summer pudding does not contain strawberries, but from my point of view, if you have them, then use them, if you like.
These puddings are made using a Victoria sponge cake instead of bread. The reason for this is that for me to serve a pudding in the restaurant it has to be special, and the Victoria sponge adds a bit of richness and decadence to a traditional dessert.
I have also added gelatine to the filling