I thought I would do a post on some of the fabulous cakes and desserts that we have in the UK.
One of my great loves is cake... so much so that I have one tattooed on my stomach..
The UK is the home of stodgy carb loaded puddings -Atkins devotees stop reading now- but I just love them all, as its what I was brought up with. As a kid, you would often get the following as a dessert after
your lunch at school....
Bread and Butter Pudding. You use up day old bread, mix together egg with cinnamon and currants and then
bake in the oven....yummy. Even better with custard!
Jam Roly-Poly and custard. A suet base dough filled with Jam (Jelly for US readers) and rolled up and
baked. Served hot with custard.....
Spotted Dick and Custard. A suet sponge cake with currants and spices....yes, once again served with custard!
I dont think you get stuff like this in schools anymore. They are all on a health kick (rightly so!) and the kids now probably get a piece of fruit instead. I'm glad I got the puddings!
Some other of my fave UK cake products include....
Bakewell Tarts. I mentioned these a few weeks ago.....mmmmm....pastry shell filled with jam, almond flavor
sponge cake and topped with icing and a cherry on top :)
Fondant Fancies. Little sponge cakes with flavoured icing and a blob of buttercream inside. AND they
And finally...not a dessert as such, but these are the best biscuits ever! Party Rings. Created by Fox's biscuits in 1983 - which you can tell by the colours! They are super crunchy and look soooooo pretty.
I am now salivating and want a pudding! I don't have them all that much anymore as I am a pretty healthy eater, and I go running too, but they are a must as a special treat!