Call for Brits to get patriotic over puddings
by Simon Ward | 25 September 2012 | 0 commentsTweet
An MP and the National Trust want us to ditch imported desserts and embrace our own classic puds.
The National Trust is calling for Brits to get patriotic over their puddings.
The Conservative MP for North Shropshire said: “There is a huge dessert deficit in this country. We have a huge opportunity to replace imported desserts with desserts made here.”
And, putting its money where its mouth is, the National Trust is offering a free seasonal British pudding with each main meal over £5.75 bought at one of its cafes across the UK during October. You can download the voucher here.
It also recently conducted some research that found British classics apple pie (which isn’t an American invention despite the famous saying across the pond) and blackberry crumble were Brits’ favourite puddings.
I’d argue that there has already been something of a pudding revival, with the likes of the Pudding Club in Mickleton getting its contemporary twists on classics onto supermarket shelves.
Great British puds
Still, we’re happy to back this initiative, not least as it gives us a chance to show off some of these great recipes in our collection:
This pudding has disputed origins, but it's universally agreed that it's a British design classic.
What are your favourite puddings? Would you stick to British recipes all the time? Let us know in the Comments section below.