Mini summer pudding

Difficulty
Medium
Preparation
12 mins
Cooking time
5 mins
Servings
6
2
125g punnet raspberries
2
125g punnet blueberries
250g
blackberries
250g
fresh strawberries, quartered
1 cup
caster sugar
1 tsp
vanilla bean paste
1 ½
loaves fresh white bread
Extra berries, to serve
Crème anglaise sauce
½ cup
a2 Milk™
½ cup
whipping cream
1
vanilla bean, split
3
large egg yolks
3
tbsps sugar
  1. Combine the raspberries, blueberries, blackberries, strawberries, sugar and vanilla in a large saucepan over low heat.
  2. Cook, gently stirring, for 5 mins or until sugar dissolves and berries begin to release their juices. Set aside to cool.
  3. Strain the mixture through a fine sieve into a large bowl. Place the berries in a separate bowl to the berry juice.
  4. Use a 7cm round pastry cutter to cut 6 discs from the bread slices. Lightly brush with a little berry juice and place, brushed side down, into the bases of the ¾ cup (185ml) capacity dariole moulds or ramekins. Use a 10cm round pastry cutter to cut 6 discs from the bread and set aside. Cut the remaining bread into 3cm-wide strips. Brush with the berry juice and arrange around the side of each ramekin.
  5. Spoon the berries evenly among the prepared moulds. Top the 10cm discs to enclose the filling. Cover each mould with plastic wrap. Place on a tray. Place a small can on top of each pudding to weigh down. Place in the fridge for 6 hours or overnight to develop flavours.
  6. Crème anglaise sauce
  7. To make the Crème Anglaise, combine a2 Milk™ and cream in a heavy medium saucepan. Scrape in seeds from vanilla bean and add to mixture. Bring milk mixture to simmer. Remove from heat.
  8. Whisk egg yolks and sugar in medium bowl to blend. Gradually whisk hot milk mixture into yolk mixture. Return custard to saucepan.
  9. Stir over low heat until custard thickens and leaves path on the back of the spoon when finger is drawn across, about 5 mins (do not boil). Strain sauce into bowl. Cover and chill. (Can be made 1 day ahead)
  10. Use a round-bladed knife to gently turn each pudding onto a serving plate. Brush with any remaining berry juice. Serve with extra berries and a dollop of crème anglaise.

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