Reviewing Tasty Pudding Recipes - Just Right For Winter Days!

Written by Jan Rosser in Food and Drink on 10 Nov 2018 | Views: 7,738

Reviewing Tasty Pudding Recipes - Just Right For Winter Days!

This week I am sharing some OAPSchatters pudding recipes which were published in December 2017. Lead image was taken by Bryony Hill.

Our first recipe to start off is Bryony Hill's grandmothers Pavlova

 Winter Puddings

I hope you can all read the above ingredients and method okay. If not, please let me know and I will email you the photo.


 Carolyn Soutar Banana and Flake Delight! (No image I'm afraid) 

A really quick pudding . I used to serve this after a fancy main course as it used to reduce sensible adults to 5 year olds.

Preheat oven to 180c Fan or Gas Mark 4


One banana per person

One Cadbury’s flake per person


Keep bananas in their skins.

Make a skit long enough for a flake.

Put flake in.

Wrap each banana individually in foil.

Place in oven whilst eating main course, say 20 minutes.


Beverley Ann Hopper makes a fabulous looking Pineapple upside down cake

Winter Puddings


Pre heat oven to 200c Fan or Gas Mark 6


4oz SR flour

2 eggs

4oz butter

4oz sugar

This is for the sponge

A tin of pineapple slices

Glazed cherries


And a jar of treacle.

Make the sponge mix.

Then in a baking tin put the pineapples cherries and spoon in treacle.

Then add the sponge mix on top.

Bake in oven usually for about half an hour.


Leave it to cool, then turn out onto a plate.


Another pudding from Beverley Ann Hopper is a Banana Loaf 

Winter Puddings


Pre Heat oven to 200c Fan or Gas Mark 6


4oz SR flour

2 eggs

4oz butter

4oz sugar

Cinnamon about two teaspoons

And some bruised bananas softer the better


Make the mix

Then add the mashed bananas add to a loaf tin.

Cook in oven for about an hour until brown and firm to the touch.

Cool then turn out of the loaf tin. If it's not greaseproof,

It would be a idea to line the tin first with butter or greaseproof paper.


Serve with custard or ice cream or fresh cream.



My late mother used to make delicious crumbles on a Sunday and this one was my favourite.  Rhubarb and Ginger Crumble 


Preheat oven to 170c Gas Mark 5


4oz or 112gm sifted self raising flour

2oz or 56gm butter

1.5 oz or 42gm caster sugar

4 sticks red ripe rhubarb

1 x teaspoon ground ginger

2 tablespoons water


Using a knife, cut the butter into small chunks in a mixing bowl.

Add sifted flour and knead until breadcrumb consistency.

Add sugar and stir until you obtain a crumble like texture.

In a saucepan put 2 tablespoons water, add rhubarb which has been cut up into one inch or 25 mm squares.

Place ginger on top and lightly simmer until rhubarb starts to soften.

Pour into a Pyrex dish and place crumble mixture on top.

Bake for approximately thirty five minutes.


Serve with home made custard and double cream. FABULOUS!!


Winter Puddings

Margaret Joel shares her Christmas Pudding recipe!


1lb breadcrumbs

1/2lb margarine

3/4lb brown sugar

1/4 tsp mixed spice, cinammon, nutmeg

1 1/2 lb sultanas, currants, raisins

Candied peel

Glace cherries

4 eggs

Bottle of Guinness

3 tbs Rum


Mix all together. I made 3 puddings out of this amount of ingredients.

You can cook in the microwave for 10-12 minutes for bigger ones.

8 minutes for small one.

You can also steam in saucepan for a couple of hours if you prefer.


Pour over brandy butter, cream or custard to suit requirements.



Derek Coles shares his Rhubarb Pie recipe

Winter Puddings

Preheat oven to 170c Gas Mark 5


Sugar Pastry
8 ounces Flour (sifted)
2 ounces sugar
Pinch salt
5 ounces butter or margarine
I egg
Sugar to taste


Take care not to over soften when creaming margarine and egg.

Add the butter or margarine to the mixture.

Gradually add the sifted flour and salt.

Mix lightly until smooth, form into a ball ready to roll out.

Allow to rest in a cool place for twenty minutes before using.

Dice rhubarb into small pieces and cook in a saucepan over a low heat until softened.

Add enough water to prevent rhubarb sticking to the bottom of the saucepan.

When cooled, spoon onto to the rolled out pastry base and cover with a top layer of pastry.

Cook for approximately twenty minutes.


Serve with custard or cream.


Beverley Ann Hopper loves making Jam Tarts!


Jam Tarts


Preheat oven to 200c Elec or Gas Mark 6


For the pastry:-

 4oz flour 

2oz lard 2oz margarine

Pinch salt water 

Filling is my  homemade Blackberry jam 


I make  these  in a Yorkshire pud cakes tin cut with a small plate

Line the tin.

Add table spoon jam and decorate with pastry strips.

Bake for 20 mins.

Be careful  taking them out as jam will be very hot!

Moira Manson loves Rice Pudding!

Rice pudding

Preheat oven to 170c or Gas mark 3 


3oz pudding rice 
1pt milk
1/2 pt carnation milk 
2 tbsp sugar


Put rice sugar and both milks in ovenproof dish.  

Then put in lower shelf of oven and leave for 1 hr then stir rice and leave for 2 more hours.

To Serve

 This rice pudding is lovely served with more carnation milk poured over.


So there we have it. 9 delicious puddings to share with you all. My thanks to Bryony, Beverley, Carolyn, Margaret, Moira and Derek, plus my late mum! One pudding for each day of the week, plus one more! 

If you have one of your own recipes you would like to share, please DM me via FB or email with images, ingredients and method and I will publish in a new article in the coming weeks!

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