As autumn turns to winter, comfort food season is finally here! Sticky toffee, yummy sponge, chocolatey goodness…you name it, winter is the perfect time to enjoy a little bit of what you fancy to warm you up on cold days. And your nice big winter jumper will hide a multitude of sins! For the perfect end to your Sunday dinner try our 5 favorite gooey, rib-sticking, warming winter puddings. Time to finish up your game of no deposit bingo and get cooking!
1. Sussex Pond Pudding by James Martin
Rich with suet and steamed to piping hot perfection, Sussex pond pudding is a Great British institution, particularly in the South of England. Wherever you are in the UK, however, there’s no denying that this thick, warming treat, with a whole lemon at its brown sugar and buttery heart, makes for incredible comfort food. Try this recipe from James Martin to make your own.
2. Sticky Toffee Pudding by Felicity Cloake
Felicity Cloake knows a thing or two about making perfect puds. In her weekly Guardian column Felicity works with the best recipes out there to create the ultimate version. is, well, it’s just incredible: sweet, gooey, sticky and sure to make you feel all warm inside. It may also make you need a nap, but sometimes you’ve just got to make sacrifices to delicious pud!
3. Violet’s Nan’s Bread Pudding via Nigella Community
Another Great British classic to warm up winter evenings. Bread pudding is sublimely simple to make and an instant crowd pleaser too. Why not get your little sous chefs to help you make this easy peasy pudding?
The secret to the very best bread pudding? A decent dose of spices to give that stale bread lots of warming flavor. This recipe from Violet’s nan uses mixed spice, but you can also experiment with your own blend of nutmeg, cinnamon and cloves to find your perfect mix.
4. Steamed Vanilla Sponge with Butterscotch from John Torode
If you’re looking for a winter warmer which takes you back to your school days, this delectable concoction by John Torode is a must try! Especially with lashings of custard to serve. There’s something quintessentially British and comforting about a steamed pudding and this delicious Sunday treat is no exception. More please!
5. Arroz con Leche from the Telegraph
And now for something completely different. If you like British puds but love a taste of the exotic, this Spanish take on rice pudding is the perfect winter warmer. Comforting, delicately citrussy with warmish spices, it’s time to add arroz con leche to your recipe book! Here’s a recipe printed in the Telegraph.
What’s your favourite British pudding to warm up the family in winter? Do you have any more exotic winter warmers to share? Send us snaps of your culinary creations to @TwoLittleFleas on Twitter or share your favourite recipes with our readers below!