Beachhutcook cooks Pride and Pudding. Regula Ysewijn College Puddings at the Beach Hut

Recipe Testing: Pride and Pudding

Regula Ysewijn’s passion for English Pudding both savoury and sweet has been lovingly captured in a new book Pride and Pudding.  Regula aka Miss Foodwise researched, wrote and photographed a book that will be one of my go-to reference books for years to come.  It’s a book you read, hold, page mark and admire in your hands as well as on the shelf.  It’s a keeper.

Jamie Oliver says of Pride and Pudding ‘A truly wonderful thing of beauty, a very tasty masterpiece!’

I was lucky enough to recipe test for Regula’s new book and have followed her enthusiasm for all things English for some time so thought the best way to embrace the Englishness of her book was cook one of her recipes at the beach hut in the freezing cold.

Beachhutcook cooks Pride and Pudding. Regula Ysewijn College Puddings at the Beach Hut

I made College Puddings which are a suet based pancake come scone which is richly fruited and full of spice.  We could have easily eaten double.

Beachhutcook cooks Pride and Pudding. Regula Ysewijn College Puddings at the Beach Hut

College Puddings (makes 10) by Regula Ysewijn

100g fresh breadcrumbs

50 shredded suet

50g raw sugar

half a teaspoon ground nutmeg

a pinch of salt

2 eggs, lightly beaten

2 teaspoons sherry or maderia

10g raisins, soaked in brandy, drained

1 teaspoon candied lemon peel

clarified butter, to fry

icing sugar, for dusting

in a bowl combine the breadcrumbs, suet, sugar, nutmeg and salt.  Add the eggs and sherry and knead into a thick dough.  Don’t be alarmed if it seems too dry at first: when you knead it the dough will come together.

Let the dough rest for 15 minutes.

Folding in the currants and candied peel shape the dough into balls the size of a golf ball, then flatten slightly like little burgers.

Melt a knob of clarified butter in a cast iron frying pan and fry the flattened dough balls in the butter until browned.

Serve as a side dish, or as a snack dusted with icing sugar.

Pride and Pudding is published by Murdoch books and out 7 April. 

Beachhutcook cooks Pride and Pudding. Regula Ysewijn College Puddings at the Beach Hut

Beachhutcook cooks Pride and Pudding. Regula Ysewijn College Puddings at the Beach Hut

7 Comments

  • Reply bavariansojourn 7th April 2016 at 7:28 pm

    Gosh they look good. Such an unusual recipe! I will have to buy my own copy I think! 🙂

    • Reply Elinor Hill aka Beachhutcook 7th April 2016 at 10:07 pm

      Its a really lovely book. One to engage with. Lots of old fashioned puddings both savoury and sweet. Elinor x

  • Reply My Little Italian Kitchen 11th April 2016 at 9:51 am

    I have never seen a recipe like this before. Looks interesting! I hope you are well and hope to see you soon again!

    • Reply Elinor Hill aka Beachhutcook 11th April 2016 at 10:07 am

      Yes see you soon hopefully. It’s a great book. We’ve cooked these down the hut a few times now and our boys have made it a special request! Elinor x

  • Reply All That I'm Eating 12th April 2016 at 1:09 pm

    I have seen this book and had a quick flick through, I thought it was great. Love this recipe too, and your lovely beach hut pictures of course!

    • Reply Elinor Hill aka Beachhutcook 12th April 2016 at 6:31 pm

      It’s a real treat of a book, isn’t it. Hope all is well with you. We should arrange something, shouldn’t we x

  • Reply Regula Ysewijn (@MissFoodwise) 15th April 2016 at 12:24 pm

    really lovely post and so good to see you at my launch!!

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