Elderflower and buttermilk pudding with summer fruits

Elderflower and buttermilk pudding with summer fruits

By
From
Hix Oyster & Chop House
Serves
4
Photographer
Jason Lowe

This smooth, creamy pudding is rather like an Italian panna cotta. We don’t use buttermilk that much in cooking, although in Ireland it’s a fairly commonplace ingredient. You can get hold of it in good supermarkets and dairy shops; otherwise just use Jersey milk.

You can introduce different fruits here as they come into season; in winter a compote of dried fruits or preserved fruits in alcohol works well.

Ingredients

Quantity Ingredient
12g leaf gelatine
350ml buttermilk
50g caster sugar
250ml double cream
100ml good-quality elderflower cordial

For the summer fruits

Quantity Ingredient
100g strawberries, hulled
30g caster sugar
50g raspberries
50g blueberries
50g redcurrants

Method

  1. Soak the leaf gelatine in a bowl of cold water for a few minutes to soften. Meanwhile, pour 100 ml of the buttermilk into a saucepan, add the sugar and bring to the boil over a medium-low heat, stirring occasionally to encourage the sugar to dissolve.
  2. Squeeze the gelatine leaves to remove excess water. Remove the buttermilk from the heat, add the gelatine and stir until dissolved. Leave to cool until barely warm.
  3. Whisk the cream, elderflower cordial and the rest of the buttermilk into the mixture. Pour into dariole moulds, ramekins or coffee cups and place in the fridge for 2–3 hours or overnight to set.
  4. In the meantime, put the strawberries and 30 g sugar into a saucepan over a low heat and simmer very gently for about 5 minutes until the berries have turned to a mush. Strain through a fine-meshed sieve into a bowl, pushing down on the pulp with the back of a spoon to extract as much juice as possible. Leave to cool.
  5. To serve, briefly dip the pudding moulds in hot water, then invert onto serving plates and shake gently to turn out. Scatter the raspberries, blueberries and redcurrants around the puddings and spoon the strawberry sauce over them.
Tags:
Hix Oyster & Chop House
Back to top
    No results found
    No more results
      No results found
      No more results
        No results found
        No more results
          No results found
          No more results
            No results found
            No more results
              No results found
              No more results
              Please start typing to begin your search
              We're sorry but we had trouble running your search. Please try again