Summer pudding

Summer pudding is a delicious treat that will leave you wanting more. Packed with berries in every bite, they are the epitome of sweetness and freshness. The combination of delicious strawberries, juicy raspberries and plump blueberries creates a flavor explosion that will make your taste buds dance with joy. Whether on hot summer days or as a refreshing dessert after dinner, these puddings are simply irresistible. With every spoonful, you’ll enjoy the vibrant colors and smooth, velvety texture that make summer pudding an absolute delight. Treat yourself to this delicious berry flavor today!


  • 250g punnet strawberries, peeled
  • 125 g blueberries in a basket
  • 125g blackberry basket
  • 85g golden powdered sugar
  • 6 thin slices of bread from a gluten-free loaf, see tip below


Good food know-how
We liked Antoinette Savill’s gluten and wheat free bread, which comes uncut and is available in most major supermarkets. We used the leftover bread (from cutting out the circles) into breadcrumbs and froze it for later use.

Preparation steps

  1. Halve the strawberries, then put them in a pot with other fruit, sugar and 3 tablespoons of water.
  2. Use a large pot so the fruit is in a flat layer.
  3. Heat on low for 2-3 minutes until the juice runs out of the fruit.
  4. Remove from heat.
  5. Using biscuit cutters, cut out four 5.5cm circles from the bread.
  6. Use a 7cm cookie cutter to make another 4 circles.
  7. Place the smaller circles in the bottom of four 6-ounce pudding bowls.
  8. Add the fruit and cover with the larger circles.
  9. Press it down and then add just enough juice to turn the bread red.
  10. Cover with cling film and place a weight (e.g. a jam jar) on top.
  11. Refrigerate for at least 4 hours or overnight.
  12. Collect the remaining juice.
  13. To serve the pudding, cover the edge and run a knife around it.
  14. Place a serving plate on top of each, then turn over to loosen.
  15. Pour the reserved juice over the pudding and serve.

Nutritional Information

212 1g 0g 52g 22g 2g 1g 0.53g

Equipment and tools

To prepare summer pudding, you will need the following equipment and tools:

  • Bowl
  • Scales
  • Knife
  • dulcimer
  • measuring spoon
  • Peeled strawberries in a basket
  • Basket of blueberries
  • Basket of blackberries
  • 85g golden powdered sugar
  • 6 slices of bread from a gluten-free loaf

Allergen information

For those with dietary restrictions or allergies, please note the following allergen information for summer puddings:

  • This recipe contains gluten.
  • The bread used comes from a gluten-free loaf. However, check the bread for possible other sources of gluten before using.

Storage and leftovers

If you have leftovers or want to store your summer puddings, here are some tips:

  • Store leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator.
  • Summer puddings can be stored in the refrigerator for up to 2 days.

Health Benefits of Summer Pudding

Health Benefits of Summer Pudding

Summer pudding is not only delicious, but it also offers numerous health benefits. Made from a variety of fresh berries, these puddings are packed with nutrients that can support your overall well-being. Let’s take a closer look at the health benefits of the key ingredients:


Strawberries are a rich source of antioxidants, including vitamin C, anthocyanins and ellagic acid. These antioxidants help protect your body from the harmful effects of free radicals, which can damage cells and contribute to chronic disease. Strawberries also contain fiber, which aids digestion and promotes satiety.


Blueberries are often referred to as a “superfood” due to their impressive nutritional profile. They are rich in antioxidants, particularly anthocyanins, which have been linked to a reduced risk of heart disease, cancer and cognitive decline. Blueberries are also a good source of vitamins C and K and fiber.


Blackberries are another excellent source of antioxidants and contain high levels of vitamins C and K. The presence of these vitamins supports a healthy immune system and aids blood clotting. Blackberries are also rich in fiber, which promotes digestive health and can prevent constipation.

Golden powdered sugar

While it’s important to consume added sugar in moderation, the golden powdered sugar used in this recipe adds a touch of sweetness to the pudding. However, it is important to note that for optimal health, excessive sugar consumption should be avoided.

Bread made from a gluten-free loaf

The use of gluten-free bread in this recipe makes it suitable for those with gluten intolerance or celiac disease. Gluten-free bread is typically made from alternative flours and grains such as rice, quinoa or almonds. It can be a good option for those on a gluten-free diet or looking for alternatives to traditional wheat products.

Tip: Good food know-how

If you are looking for a gluten and wheat free bread, consider Antoinette Savill’s Gluten Free Bread. It is uncut and readily available in most major supermarkets. Additionally, you can use leftover bread from the circles as breadcrumbs and freeze them for later use.

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