Summer pudding with Devon raspberry liqueur

A quintessential summer dessert - luscious soft fruits and bread spiked with berry liqueur
By Tamasin Day-Lewis
Summer pudding with Devon raspberry liqueur
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  • Serves: 6
  • Cook Time: 5 minutes
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes plus overnight chilling
  • Effort: easy

Ingredients

main

  • 675 g raspberries
  • 200 g redcurrants
  • 125 g vanilla sugar
  • several slices day-old white bread, crusts removed
  • 2-3 tbsp raspberry liqueur

Method

1. Put the raspberries, redcurrants and sugar in a heavy-based saucepan over low heat. Heat gently and briefly - no more than 3-4 minutes - until the fruit begins to bleed and the sugar is dissolved. The fruit must not lose its shape or start to cook.

2. Line a 1-litre pudding basin with slices of day-old good white bread. Make sure there are no gaps.

3. Using a perforated spoon, pile in the fruit, reserving some of the juice left in the saucepan. Sprinkle 1-2 tablespoons of raspberry liqueur over the pudding then add a top layer of bread.

4. Cover with a plate that just fits, weigh it down, and put the basin in the fridge overnight.

5. Just before serving turn out the pudding onto a plate with a decent-sized rim.

6. Add a drop more raspberry liqueur to the reserved juice, then pour it over the pudding.

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