An effort worthy of halloween. Because let me tell you something, had there been children, they would have been scared. Yes I followed the recipe. Yes it was my very first time making a pudding of the sort. Yes I might do things slightly differently next time. Want to see?
It started out so well... lots of berries that were patiently waiting in the freezer for their time to shine.... so many memories of warmer times, picking said berries in local fields and pick-your-own farm.... bliss
Then it all went downhill. Something magical was meant to happen. The bread was meant to soak up the juices. There was meant to be enough juices for the bread to soak up.
In my defence, it tasted delicious. I was a little ashamed though. And I'm still feeling the shame now... Please, feel free to laugh!
ps: Just in case you haven't been put off by the look of this cake and think you can do better (which let's face it can't be that hard), what you want to do is line a bowl with cling film, then line it with white bread slices (crust removed) dipped in berries that you'll have blended with a little icing sugar (dipped side up). Once your bowl is lined, add whole berries (I used a mix of raspberries, red currants and blackberries), then a layer of clotted cream, and then some more whole berries or some blended berries, whatever you have left. Use some more bread to "close" the bowl and leave in the fridge for at least an hour before serving. Tip out onto a plate and laugh. [There are no measurements in this recipe because it all depends on the size of your bowl. Use as much bread as you need to line it, and as many berries you need to fill it up. I used a tub of cream, just so you know!]