On offer this week was Choux pastry, Suet puddings and 3 types of Puff Pastry. The Great Bloggers Bake Off has encouraged me to try bakes that I have never thought of tackling and having made plenty of choux and my own puff pastry (once!) I thought I would take on the suet pudding as I never prepared one before. Mr J was delighted, he is a puddings fan, he loves roly-poly's, treacle puddings, etc and this one reminded him of the suet puddings his grandmother used to make.
I still have a mountain of apples to use so decided to try an Apple Suet Pudding, I used Delia's Old English Hat recipe and the only tweak I made was to use only Bramley's instead of a mix of cooking and eating apples.
Suet pudding is not the prettiest bake I have ever photographed and there was a moment when I inverted the pudding onto a plate wondering if it would come out and when I cut it open whether the apple filling would pile out of the casing leaving it hollow! All was well thankfully and it was delicious, my lovely apple trees did me proud! I think I may try some individual ones and add some dried fruit and cinnamon next time, any excuse for lashings of custard!
Linking up again this week with Helen from The Crazy Kitchen and Jenny from Mummy Mishaps for the Great Blogger Bake Off, some seriously brilliant bakes over there!