Warm up with a pudding in the Cotswolds
1st December 2016
Categories: Media News
As the winter evenings get chilly, warm up with a good old-fashioned English pudding! Evoking happy childhood memories, our famous puddings offer comfort in a bowl. Here in The Cotswolds there are many places to sample some truly delectable puds.
With an impressive reputation, The Pudding Club has been paying homage to the pudding for over thirty years. Every week, sweet-toothed visitors from all over the world gather at Three Ways House Hotel in Mickleton for an evening dedicated to puddings!
Seven traditional puddings are prepared and paraded with ceremony by the pudding master to the sound of cheers and drumming of spoons on tables. Classic pudding favourites include Syrup Sponge and Sticky Toffee and the chuckle-inducing named Spotted Dick – all served with lashings of custard. Your pudding indulgence doesn't need to stop there, as you can even stay in a pudding themed room!
Based in Cirencester, The Cotswold Pudding Company started baking and selling puddings at Stroud Farmers’ market nearly ten years ago. The wonderful range of puddings are now sold in many of the local market towns, so why not pick up a pudding to take home next time you visit? Popular choices include Sticky Lemon or Sticky Toffee Pudding. The company also makes decadent caramel sauces to accompany the puddings (delicious on their own too!)
Get Set for Christmas
Many of our local farm shops stock puddings all year round but with Christmas just around the corner, make sure you visit Jesse Smith’s farm shop in Cirencester as they have traditional Christmas puddings in ceramic pudding basins all wrapped with muslin ready for your Christmas table.
Why not give a gourmet gift to savour across the festive season and into the New Year, with a Highgrove wicker hamper filled with traditional food goodies, including an organic Christmas pudding. Rich in organic fruit, peel, brandy and almonds this distinctive pudding remains remarkably light, served with organic Highgrove brandy butter for that extra indulgence.
Make a Cotswold pudding
It’s not just sweet puddings that are traditional to the Cotswolds. Here’s a recipe for a savoury Cotswold pudding from the TV Series Nigel & Adam’s Farm Kitchen, when cook Nigel Slater teamed up with local farmer and Countryfile presenter Adam Henson to bring alive the ethos of “from farm to fork”. Filmed in the kitchen at Old Farm, Dorn the series gave an insight into country cooking with new twists on traditional dishes such as Gloucestershire Hotpot.