So there is my autumn pudding. I’m always sad to see the summer go, because although autumn is lovely I just don’t suit the grey, dull English winter-time. But the food is compensation, for me.
I invented something. Especially for you…. to celebrate my flavour sweet flavours of autumn. There are the flavours of hot chocolate, and stewed apples, and berries. All spooned into and baked in a jam jar!
I started off with this recipe which appeared on the BBC Good Food homepage, but remembered how nice the white chocolate elderberry mousses I made a couple of weeks ago were and decided to incorporate my foraged blackberry & elderberries (earwig-free ones that is, had a ad ofbit of a saga while picking! I can cope with spiders, but earwigs… eugghh they freak me out so much!) and use white chocolate, which is lighter and a little indulgent.
Then, instead of a layer of liqueur cherries – I’m not so big on the massively rich stuff I guess you’re getting that now? – I decided to do stewed apple! From… you guessed it… apples I picked on my walk.
My brother and I had a trip to Cirencester, one of my favourite places, this afternoon after taking some rubbish to the tip. (Any excuse!) And did a bit of charity shopping… well… I just can’t help myself. In fact, I’m going to have to do a whole post about my latest charity shop bits and pieces! The relevance of this however, is that I got the lovely vintage plate that the jar is standing on today. For free. The charity shop just had a box of free stuff standing outside.