I don’t like pudding

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.