Warm Blueberry and Coconut Pudding

by Jacqueline on December 6, 2012

A conforting sweet treat

Warm blueberry and coconut pudding

I was sitting there with cold extremities; nose, hands and and icicle-like toes . It hadn’t stopped raining for the past 2 weeks and I was trying to find ways of keeping warm. Hot savoury dishes had been served and wolfed down in minutes. I had even found ways of adding more spice and chilies to my dishes (sssshhhh, don’t tell anyone!). But sometimes, a sweet treat is called for. Not just to warm you up, but to bring some sweet contentment to the tum.

I was determined to make something that relied on the ingredients I had in the fridge and store cupboards. I daren’t go out again in the howling wind and rain – Mother Nature had clearly won that battle.

With a quick visit to BBC Good Food and a slight adaptation to the recipe, I had the perfect remedy. Here is my version of a Warm Blueberry and Coconut Pudding. I do insist you take this warm. Serving it cold will not work the same magic. I guarantee you.

Warm Blueberry and Coconut Pudding

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 40 minutes

Total Time: 50 minutes

Serving Size: Serves 4 for Dessert

A warming sweet treat to lift the winter blues away.

Ingredients

  • 50g caster sugar
  • 50g of soft unsalted butter
  • 1 large egg
  • 50g self-raising flour
  • 50g desiccated coconut
  • 50g crème fraîche
  • The juice of 1 lime
  • 140g punnet of blueberries

Instructions

  1. Heat the oven to 180°C.
  2. Beat the sugar and butter until a pale and creamy consistency is achieved, then beat in the egg. Stir in the flour, coconut and crème fraîche .
  3. Place 140g of blueberries in a dish and squeeze over the juice from the lime.
  4. Serve 100g of these blueberries into 4 ramekin dishes (4x25g)
  5. Serve the pudding mixture onto the berries leaving some room at the top as the pudding will rise.
  6. Scatter over the remaining blueberries.
  7. Bake for 35-40 minutes until a golden-brown colour is achieved, the sponge has risen and is cooked through.

Notes

Part of the enjoyment of this pudding is that it is crunchy on top, fluffy in the middle and moistened with blueberries throughout. Ensure the sponge is cooked through before removing from oven.

http://howtobeagourmand.com/warm-blueberry-and-coconut-pudding/

If you wanted to be a tad more indulgent, you could serve some cold crème fraîche with the pudding.

I should really stop complaining about the cold. Tomorrow I’ll have a respite as we head to warmer climes. We are starting our Christmas/Birthday celebrations early by going to sunny Cambodia and Vietnam. Can I tell you that I am just a tad excited?

What puddings do you take during the Winter season? Please tell me in the comments below!

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1 Camilla @FabFood4All December 6, 2012 at 5:27 pm

Oh Jacqueline, you really should bring out your own book as I was sure this was a dish you were eating in a restaurant when you tweeted it the other day. I’m afraid I’m not a coconut lover so won’t be making this particular dish but if it was served to me I would eat it. It’s like those miniature bounty bars that are always left until the end and you eat them because that’s all there is! Funnily enough I do love coconut ice cream which our local fish and chip restaurant used to serve so I think it’s just the texture I’m not keen on! Is it your birthday Jacqueline, do let me know when it is! Have a lovely trip and think of us here in Blighty freezing our chestnuts off!

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2 Jacqueline December 7, 2012 at 2:22 am

Ha ha – freezing your chestnuts off.I love it! Thanks for your lovey compliment Camilla!
I think I’ll make the same one again using ground almonds as I love the flavour of almonds too!
My birthday isn’t until mid January but my husband’s is in a couple of weeks time so to celebrate (and avoid the cost of Xmas airfares) we decided to go earlier in the month.

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3 Janice December 6, 2012 at 11:20 pm

That does look lovely and comforting.

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4 Jacqueline December 7, 2012 at 2:23 am

Thanks Janice – it works a treat!

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5 Mich - Piece of Cake December 7, 2012 at 7:52 am

I totally love blueberries and this is a wonderful way serve them. Love how warm and comforting this dish is. Extra fragrant with coconut.

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6 Jacqueline December 8, 2012 at 10:16 am

Thanks Michelle- very comforting – think big snug blanket!

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7 Maggie December 7, 2012 at 8:44 am

BBC Good Food have some fabulous recipes. I especially like individual puddings they always present so well. Looks fabulous, I must try this next time I buy some blueberries, I think raspberries would work well too.

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8 Jacqueline December 8, 2012 at 10:16 am

I agree Maggie, raspberries and coconut would work a treat. Perhaps even cranberries for that seasonal twist?

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9 Heather @girlichef December 7, 2012 at 2:24 pm

I don’t think that I’ve ever tried blueberries and coconut together…but now I can’t get it out of my mind – it sounds perfectly delicious and comforting!

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10 Jacqueline December 8, 2012 at 10:14 am

Thanks Heather – you should try it. It really is delicious!

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11 lisaiscooking December 9, 2012 at 5:34 pm

We’re about to have some cooler weather here, and this sounds perfect for it! What a comforting dessert.

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12 Jacqueline December 10, 2012 at 2:37 pm

Thanks Lisa! It is so easy to make :-)

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13 Jo December 12, 2012 at 11:00 am

Lovely picture Jacqueline :) So looking forward to hearing about your travels when you return. Am already pre-jealous of all the wonderful foods you’ll be enjoying.

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14 Jacqueline December 17, 2012 at 7:20 am

Thanks Jo. Really enjoyed Siem Reap and the people were just so welcoming. The food was fabulous as expected in Saigon but the place was rather chaotic!

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15 All That I'm Eating December 13, 2012 at 2:11 pm

Oh this sounds so good, love the picture. Have a wonderful time away, looking forward to your travel inspired recipes!

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16 Jacqueline December 17, 2012 at 7:21 am

Thanks Caroline. Hopefully I’ll get round to posting some in the New Year.

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17 rita cooks italian December 14, 2012 at 12:34 pm

Dear Jacqueline, this pudding combined with a hot cup of tea would really hep during the ‘dark cold British days’, I like the idea of adding creme fraiche!! I’m sure that you are having a great time in Vietnam and Cambodia and forgot all about cold and rain (LOL). Ciao

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18 Jacqueline December 17, 2012 at 7:21 am

The return to some sunshine was truly delightful Rita!

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19 Sarah December 17, 2012 at 11:35 pm

This sounds so warming and comforting – just what’s needed on cold, grey days. And with blueberries and coconut, it’s way more exotic than my usual winter pudding of apple crumble – will have to give your recipe a try!

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20 Jacqueline December 18, 2012 at 8:55 am

Oh thanks Sarah – although, I have to say, I am rather fond of apple crumble myself :-) I’d love to know what you think if you try it!

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21 shuhan December 18, 2012 at 5:43 pm

This sounds really yummy! In winter, my puddings tend to be based around apples, because they’re found in the markets, and there are so many varieties I don’t get bored. I love me some crumble, or apple cake (: may try wyour pudding with apple instead of berriestoo (:

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22 Jacqueline December 19, 2012 at 3:14 am

Thanks Shuhan – apple cake and apple crumble sounds mighty fine to me :-)

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23 Choclette December 19, 2012 at 9:04 pm

That pudding sounds so good, but I’d definitely want it served warm. The rain is pouring down as we speak and warm comforting foods are just what is needed.

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24 Jacqueline December 20, 2012 at 2:39 am

Serving it warm makes all the difference. Hope the rain stops soon Choclette.

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25 Kellie@foodtoglow December 19, 2012 at 9:17 pm

These look so inviting! The idea of a crunchy top & a soft fruity middle sounds comforting in the extreme. I’ ‘ll definitely have mine with creme fraiche

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26 Jacqueline December 20, 2012 at 2:39 am

Thanks Kellie

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27 Kankana December 20, 2012 at 12:34 am

That sounds so comforting!

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28 Jacqueline December 20, 2012 at 2:40 am

Thanks Kankana

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29 rebecca December 20, 2012 at 3:52 pm

this does look good for a cool day with custard, stay warm and have a very merry christmas

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30 Jacqueline December 21, 2012 at 3:46 am

Thanks Rebecca – love the addition of custard too :-)

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31 Chris January 5, 2013 at 8:54 pm

That is very lovely! I wish I had something lovely now …

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32 Jacqueline January 6, 2013 at 2:31 am

Thanks Chris. Why not try making it? It will bring the comfort you have been craving :-)

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