I KNOW. I realise that this makes me weird. And it’s not strictly true – occasionally I do like a proper pudding like a really oozy chocolate fondant or apple crumble and custard…but generally speaking, my teeth are not sweet.
However, I realise that other people DO like pudding. Quite a lot in fact. And on Sunday I have a friend coming for lunch so I have decided to make pudding for her which is pretty much a first, and I wanted to give it a trial run. I am strongly of the school of thought that if you’re coming around to my flat for a big slap up meal, if you want pudding, you can darn well bring it (*awaits dozens of people battering down my door to come for dinner*)
On the basis that I’m going to roast the most humongous pork belly I’ve ever seen, I figured that a healthyish pudding will be in order, so I turned to Jamie Oliver’s 30 minute meals book and I just whipped up the “Berry ice cream”.
TRADE DESCRIPTIONS ALERT! It’s blatantly frozen yoghurt. You basically put plain yoghurt (250g), fresh mint (I like it, I used quite a bit) and runny honey (I used 2 tbsp) in a food processor and whizz it up. Add 250g of frozen fruit and whizz. And whizz. Smoosh it down and whizz again. And again.
Yeah, you get the picture, it takes a little bit of whizzing. However, at the end, it looks like this!
Impressive huh? I thought so too and I settled down to eat it in front of Celebrity Big Brother (yes, I do feel unclean)…and rapidly discovered it was DISGUSTING. Not because it tastes horrible – it doesn’t, it tastes freaking awesome – but because those frozen fruits are about 84.7% pip. I tried to persevere but it just made me sad, so I stumbled back to the kitchen, got out the sieve and some elbow grease and sieved it. And now it looks like this:
Perfect, huh? (Apologies for the poncey mint leaf – it was lying around and it amuses me.) It’s soooooooooo tasty. And healthy!
I still don’t really like pudding though.