I can't remember the last time I wrote a food post but this is one of my all time favourite recipes so I had to share it! Queen of Puddings is a traditional British dessert made up of breadcrumbs, jam and meringue and in my opinion it tastes amazing! I'm going to share Mary Berry's Queen of Puddings recipe for this; i've adapted it slightly so that it's easier to make so you might want to read her recipe before following mine ;)
Ingredients: 1 pint (570 ml) milk, ½ oz (10 g) butter, 4 oz (110 g) fresh white breadcrumbs, 2 oz (50 g) caster sugar, 1 teaspoon grated lemon zest, 2 separated eggs, 3 tablespoons jam
1. Heat the milk and butter together until the butter has melted. You can do this in a pan (the recipe suggest this) or use my method and heat it gently in the microwave.
2. Stir in 1oz of the sugar and the lemon zest and combine this with the breadcrumbs.
3. Once this is beginning to cool stir in the egg yolks and pour into a greased glass dish (shown above) and leave for 10 minutes so that the breadcrumbs can soak up the mixture.
4. Cook in the oven at 180°C for 20 minutes until the mixture has set.
5. Stir the jam until it's runny (warming it for a few seconds in the microwave can help) and gently spread over the set breadcrumbs.
5. Whisk the egg whites until they're thick and fluffy.
6. Whisk in the egg whites until the mixture is stiff and shiny.
7. Place the meringue on top of the jam and create peaks using the back of a spoon.
8. Sprinkle a teaspoon of sugar over the meringue and cook in the oven at 180°C for around 20 minutes.
9. Remove from the oven once the meringue has started to dry out and is going golden brown.
You can serve Queen of Puddings either hot or cold; if you're having it straight from the oven be careful as the jam will be really warm!