Desserts Archive

Summer Pudding

“It was a time for bottling and drying vegetables for the winter table, and for rich summer pudding filled with berries to be set in a cold larder, the juices to mingle.” An Incomplete Revenge …

Victoria Sponge Cake

“Queen Victoria, who presumably visited nobody, preferred bone marrow on toast, and is unlikely to have ever tasted the sponge cake sandwiched with jam that was named after her—a nursery luxury.” Kate Colquhoun, Taste: The …

Treacle Pudding with Custard

In Britain, public schools are called state schools and, just to be confusing, the top private schools such as Eton and Harrow are called public schools. I attended a minor public school which means it …