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Recipe of the Week: School Dinner Coconut Sponge Pudding

 

Coconut Spong Pudding

 

In a celebration of carefree school days, here is an absolutely gorgeous recipe for Coconut Sponge Pudding – it’s super-easy to make too!

 

‘School Dinner’ Coconut Sponge Pudding

  • Servings: 6
  • Difficulty: easy
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Suitable for vegetarians
Suitable for freezing

Ingredients

  • Self-raising flour 110g (4oz)
  • Salt a pinch
  • Butter 110g (4oz), softened
  • Caster sugar 110g (4oz)
  • Eggs 2 large, beaten
  • Milk 2 tbsp
  • Desiccated coconut 75g (3oz)
  • Strawberry jam 150g (5oz)
  • Custard to serve

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 200°C/180°fan/Gas 5. Grease a 1.5 litre (2½ pint) ovenproof dish.
  2. Sift flour and salt into a bowl.
  3. Cream together butter and sugar until light and fluffy.
  4. Beat in eggs, a little at a time, adding a spoonful of flour with each addition.
  5. Fold in remaining flour with milk and 50g (2oz) coconut. Spoon into dish and bake for 15-20 minutes until just firm to touch.
  6. While still warm spread with jam and sprinkle with remaining coconut.
  7. Serve warm with custard or cold.

 


 

Dairy Book of Home CookeryThere are plenty more retro puddings in the classic Dairy Book of Home Cookery.

For more information click here .

And watch out for our 50th anniversary edition, coming soon!

 

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School Puddings

A recent Facebook post regarding school puddings evoked a huge outpouring of nostalgia.


It would appear that, with the exception of sago or ‘frogspawn’, we Brits have a real affection for our fondly-remembered school puds.

The most popular are:

  • chocolate cornflake
  • chocolate cracknel with lurid strawberry or mint custard (my personal favourite!)
  • spotted dick
  • pink blancmange
  • chocolate or coconut sponge pudding

In a celebration of those carefree days, here is an absolutely gorgeous recipe for Coconut Sponge Pudding – it’s super-easy to make too!

 

Coconut Spong Pudding

 

‘School Dinner’ Coconut Sponge Pudding

  • Servings: 6
  • Difficulty: easy
  • Print

Suitable for vegetarians
Suitable for freezing

Ingredients

  • Self-raising flour 110g (4oz)
  • Salt a pinch
  • Butter 110g (4oz), softened
  • Caster sugar 110g (4oz)
  • Eggs 2 large, beaten
  • Milk 2 tbsp
  • Desiccated coconut 75g (3oz)
  • Strawberry jam 150g (5oz)
  • Custard to serve

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 200°C/180°fan/Gas 5. Grease a 1.5 litre (2½ pint) ovenproof dish.
  2. Sift flour and salt into a bowl.
  3. Cream together butter and sugar until light and fluffy.
  4. Beat in eggs, a little at a time, adding a spoonful of flour with each addition.
  5. Fold in remaining flour with milk and 50g (2oz) coconut. Spoon into dish and bake for 15-20 minutes until just firm to touch.
  6. While still warm spread with jam and sprinkle with remaining coconut.
  7. Serve warm with custard or cold.

 


 

Dairy Book of Home CookeryThere are plenty more retro puddings in the classic Dairy Book of Home Cookery.

For more information click here .

And watch out for our 50th anniversary edition, coming soon!

 

#schooldinners
#schoolpudding
#coconutspongepudding
#tripletested

 

 

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Frangipane & Apricot Croissants

  • Servings: 2
  • Difficulty: easy
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Calories 663 per portion
Fat 41g (14g sat) per portion
Suitable for vegetarians

Ingredients

  • Butter 25g (1oz), softened
  • Caster sugar 25g (1oz)
  • Ground almonds 50g (2oz)
  • Plain flour 1 tbsp
  • Egg 1
  • Ready-made croissants 2
  • Apricot halves in natural juice 6
  • Flaked almonds 1 tbsp
  • Icing sugar for dusting

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 200°C/
    180°fan/Gas 6. Beat butter, caster sugar, almonds, flour
    and egg to a paste.
  2. Split croissants almost through. Spread with a generous amount of frangipane paste, top with apricots then spoon over remaining frangipane (reserving a little to use to ‘glue’ almonds to the croissants). Push tops back down. Brush pastry and apricots all over with a little juice from can. Spread remaining frangipane on top then scatter with flaked almonds.
  3. Place on a baking sheet and bake for 15 minutes until crisp. Dust with icing sugar and serve.

 

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Recipe of the Week: Christmas Pudding

 

Christmas Pudding

Stir-Up Sunday & the Christmas Pudding Recipe from the Dairy Book of Home Cookery

As tomorrow is Stir-Up Sunday; the traditional day on which to make your Christmas Pud, I’m sharing our favourite recipe.

It’s taken from our iconic cookbook – the Dairy Book of Home Cookery, which has been a kitchen bible since the 60s and is still one of our best-sellers today.

RECIPE

 


 

 

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You won’t regret it – it’s the cookbook everyone needs!

 


 

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Best Ever Family Recipes: Country Beef Bake

 

Country Beef Cake

This comforting bake is a winner with all the family.

I do have to finely chop the onion and mushrooms so they go unnoticed, but the children love to help make (and eat) it!

 

Country Beef Bake

  • Servings: 4
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Calories 458 per portion
Fat 22g (11.6g sat) per portion
Suitable for freezing

Ingredients

  • 450g (1lb) lean minced beef 1 onion, peeled and sliced
  • 110g (4oz) mushrooms, wiped and sliced
  • 198g can sweetcorn with peppers
  • 225ml (8fl oz) beef stock
  • 1 tsp dried mixed herbs
  • 40g (1½oz) Cheddar cheese, grated
  • 40g (1½oz) Double Gloucester cheese, grated
  • 450g (1lb) Mashed Potato

Instructions

  1. Dry fry mince in a non-stick frying pan until browned. Add the onion and mushrooms and cook for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add sweetcorn, stock and herbs. Bring to the boil, cover and simmer for 15 minutes. Top up with stock if neccessary.
  2. Transfer to an ovenproof dish. Mix together cheeses and stir half into the mashed potato. Spoon on top of meat. Sprinkle remaining cheese over potato. Bake at 190°C (375°F) Mark 5 for 30 minutes.

 

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This best-selling family cookery bible is available to buy online here.

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Recipe of the Week; Fruit Crumble with variations

Fruit Crumble with variations

  • Servings: 6
  • Difficulty: easy
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A favourite with all the family. Served with real custard a good crumble is a wonderful thing.

Per portion:
307 kcals
11g fat (6.6g saturated)
Suitable for freezing
Suitable for vegetarians

Ingredients

  • 900g (2lb) cooking apples, rhubarb, gooseberries, damsons, plums, blackberries or red or blackcurrants
  • 75–110g (3–4oz) granulated sugar, depending on sharpness of fruit
  • 175g (6oz) plain flour
  • 75g (3oz) butter
  • 50g (2oz) caster sugar

Instructions

  1. Prepare fruit, slicing any large pieces. Put into a 1.25 litre (2 pint) ovenproof dish in layers with granulated sugar.
  2. Cover with foil and bake at 190°C (375°F) Mark 5 for 15 minutes.
  3. Sift flour into a bowl. Rub butter into flour until mixture resembles fine breadcrumbs. Stir in caster sugar.
  4. Sprinkle crumble evenly over fruit. Press down lightly, then smooth top with a knife.
  5. Reduce oven to 180°C (350°F) Mark 4 and bake for a further 45 minutes or until top is light brown.

Variations

Oaty Fruit Crumble
Follow recipe and method for Fruit Crumble. For the crumble topping mix together wholemeal flour, brown sugar and 25g (1oz) porridge oats with the butter.

Ginger Fruit Crumble
Follow recipe and method for Fruit Crumble. For the crumble topping use demerara
sugar instead of caster sugar and add 1 tsp ground ginger.

Crispy Lemon Crumble
Follow recipe and method for Fruit Crumble. Add grated rind of 1 lemon and 2 tbsp crushed cornflakes to crumble topping.

 

 

 

Recipe taken from The Dairy Book 0f Home Cookery | 2012 edition

 

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