I dug up my old cook book last night and found these amazing desserts These are basically English desserts since mom would always visit my aunt in New Hampshire. She gave mom this cook book which mom became tired trying new stuff from this book since she often screws up the instructions. I asked the book from her when I got into middle school and tried cooking the dessert section of the book. Amazing, I didn’t find it that hard to do. I want to share this with you guys. You can look for the instructions online since I don’t want to fully divulge my aunt’s secret recipes.
1. Rich Bread and Butter Pudding
This is a personal favorite of mine. It luxurious mixture of bread and butter the absolutely melts inside your mouth. This practically served during the holidays and has been a crowd pleasure ever since. This is easily done since the main ingredient is bread and is layered over another until the whole baking pan is filled. It only takes 30 to 40 minutes, perfect for unexpected holiday guests.
2. Spotted Dick
It is not what you think it is! This has been one the oldest English desserts there are. This pudding is another English favorite, although I’m not really sure how prepare this one. The ingredients would usually include raisins, cooked apples, brown sugar, lemon zest, white breadcrumbs and shredded suet. This is also usually topped with a traditional English Custard.
3. Individual Queen of Puddings
This delicious royal treat is best served, well, individually. It is made up of milk, butter, breadcrumbs, Morello cherries, and lemon zest. This would only take 25 minutes to cook and fast enough to prepare. Good for small group of people like 4-5 since it has to be done individually. Best served hot.
4. Old English Apple Hat
This upside-down apple pit treat is another Holiday sensation. This pudding contains suet crust encasing fresh and luscious apples with a hint of cloves. Apple simmering time would be around 2 hours, but you may want to get started on this desserts preparation at the crack of dawn. Top of with a little English custard and you’ve got yourself a little slice of heaven.
5. Butterscotch and Banana Trifle with Madeira
Sounds yummy? Wait till you taste it! Another holiday sensation that tingles your senses to the bones. This contains bananas, butterscotch sauce, brown sugar, vanilla extract and golden syrup. Just typing about this makes my mouth water. Remember to topped with the good ole English custard, pecan nuts and double cream for the perfect holiday dessert and holiday occasion.