The Face of New World Appliances have been organising the 'Best of British Blog Challenge'. This is a cookery 'Blog Challenge' celebrating the best of Regional Dishes around Britain. There is rather a good prize for the 'ultimate' winner, £300 worth of Amazon vouchers. I am always up for a bit of challenge especially where 'cookery' is involved.
This months challenge is being hosted by Fiona from 'London Unattached', the region being celebrated is 'London'. After all the Jubilee and 'Limpics' it seems like a good time to celebrate 'London' with food. I must admit I needed to do a quick bit of research as the only regional 'London' dishes that sprang to mind were 'Jellied Eels' and 'Pie and Mash'. I googled and found London Travel with a link to 'London Recipes'. I really like the sound of 'Blackberry Bread and Butter Pudding'. It brings out the forager in me! Bread and Butter Pudding is a very traditional dessert and of course it is crying out for blackberries. I can imagine this being made for 'Tea' after a day blackberrying, by many many families over the decades and beyond.
Euan is very enthusiastic about the 'competition' and would like half of any winnings as pay for his blackberry picking efforts. He came home and 'googled' "Posh Puddings for the Queen London Blackberries". I used the recipe from 'London Travel' for inspiration but tweaked it considerably, thus making it 'Posher' and fit for a queen, I think you will agree?
2 Crusty White Rolls Sliced and Buttered
150g of Fresh Blackberries
50g of Brown Sugar
100ml of thick cream
Freshly Grated Nutmeg
2 Tablespoons of Brandy
Beat the eggs with the cream.
Arrange the bread and remaining blackberries into the pie dish and sprinkle with the remaining sugar.
Pour over the egg and cream.
Grate Nutmeg liberally over the top of the pudding.
Sprinkle the Brandy evenly over the top of the pudding.