Proof of the Pudding by Phil Vickery

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    • Categories: Baked & steamed desserts; Mousses, trifles, custards & creams; Rice dishes; Dessert
    • Ingredients: rose hips; granulated sugar; lemon juice; milk; vanilla pods; short grain rice; crème fraîche; lime juice
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    • Categories: Baked & steamed desserts; Rice dishes; Dessert
    • Ingredients: evaporated milk; milk; vanilla pods; short grain rice; dried bananas; crème fraîche; soft brown sugar
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    • Categories: Mousses, trifles, custards & creams; Rice dishes; Dessert; Cooking ahead
    • Ingredients: milk; vanilla pods; pudding rice; double cream; crème fraîche; unrefined icing sugar; lemons; candied pineapple; mint
    • Accompaniments: My mum's shortbread
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  • Gooseberry and elderflower fool with crushed meringues
    • Categories: Mousses, trifles, custards & creams; Dessert; British
    • Ingredients: gooseberries; double cream; elderflower cordial; meringues; caster sugar
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    • Categories: Mousses, trifles, custards & creams; Dessert; British
    • Ingredients: forced rhubarb; unrefined caster sugar; lemon juice; vanilla pods; sponge fingers; whipping cream; custard
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    • Categories: Mousses, trifles, custards & creams; Dessert; British
    • Ingredients: Bramley apples; lemons; granulated sugar; custard; whipping cream
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    • Categories: Mousses, trifles, custards & creams; Dessert; Cooking ahead; French
    • Ingredients: egg yolks; caster sugar; whipping cream; lemon zest; vanilla pods
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    • Categories: Mousses, trifles, custards & creams; Dessert; Cooking ahead; British
    • Ingredients: almonds; milk; caster sugar; egg yolks; gelatine leaves; whipping cream; rose petal syrup
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  • Fern's queen of puddings
    • Categories: Baked & steamed desserts; Dessert; British
    • Ingredients: milk; vanilla pods; eggs; caster sugar; whole nutmeg; lemon zest; greengage jam; raspberry jam; Madeira cake
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    • Categories: Mousses, trifles, custards & creams; Dessert; British
    • Ingredients: milk; unrefined caster sugar; rennet; strawberries; clotted cream; whole nutmeg
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  • My mum's spotted dick
    • Categories: Baked & steamed desserts; Dessert; British
    • Ingredients: self-raising flour; suet; caster sugar; sultanas
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    • Categories: Baked & steamed desserts; Sauces for desserts; Dessert; British
    • Ingredients: unsalted butter; unrefined caster sugar; eggs; self-raising flour; raisins; black treacle; double cream
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    • Categories: Baked & steamed desserts; Dessert; British
    • Ingredients: Bramley apples; lemons; caster sugar; self-raising flour; suet; eggs
    • Accompaniments: Cider sabayon
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  • Steamed jam roly-poly with custard
    • Categories: Sauces for desserts; Baked & steamed desserts; Dessert; British
    • Ingredients: self-raising flour; suet; caster sugar; eggs; raspberry jam; Bird's custard powder; milk
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    • Categories: Crumbles, cobblers, crisps & bettys; Dessert; British
    • Ingredients: gooseberries; unrefined caster sugar; unsalted butter; plain flour
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    • Categories: Baked & steamed desserts; Dessert; British
    • Ingredients: rhubarb; caster sugar; blackcurrants; lemons; self-raising flour; suet; eggs; unsalted butter
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  • Christmas pudding
    • Categories: Baked & steamed desserts; Dessert; Christmas; Cooking ahead; British
    • Ingredients: raisins; currants; sultanas; mixed candied peel; carrots; cooking apples; orange zest; hard cider; eggs; black treacle; muscovado sugar; plain flour; mixed spice (UK); whole nutmeg; ground cinnamon; ground almonds; vegetable suet; bitter chocolate
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    • Categories: Pies, tarts & pastries
    • Ingredients: unsalted butter; plain flour; caster sugar; eggs
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    • Categories: Pies, tarts & pastries
    • Ingredients: unrefined caster sugar; unsalted butter; eggs; plain flour; cocoa powder
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    • Categories: Pies, tarts & pastries; Cooking ahead; Vegetarian
    • Ingredients: unsalted butter; strong white flour
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    • Categories: Pies, tarts & pastries; Cooking ahead
    • Ingredients: unsalted butter; plain flour; eggs
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    • Categories: Pies, tarts & pastries
    • Ingredients: unsalted butter; unrefined golden caster sugar; egg yolks; plain flour
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    • Categories: Pies, tarts & pastries
    • Ingredients: self-raising flour; suet; caster sugar; eggs
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    • Categories: Pies, tarts & pastries; Dessert; British
    • Ingredients: canned gooseberries; eggs; egg yolks; caster sugar; whipping cream; lime juice; sweet shortcrust pastry
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  • Egg custard tart with blackcurrant sauce
    • Categories: Pies, tarts & pastries; Sauces for desserts; Dessert; Cooking ahead; British
    • Ingredients: whipping cream; vanilla pods; egg yolks; caster sugar; arrowroot; rose water; sweet shortcrust pastry; whole nutmeg; frozen blackberries
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  • ISBN 10 0743220536
  • ISBN 13 9780743220538
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  • Published May 06 2003
  • Format Hardcover
  • Page Count 304
  • Language English
  • Countries United Kingdom
  • Publisher Simon & Schuster Ltd
  • Imprint Simon & Schuster Ltd

Publishers Text

A definitive collection by a young Michelin-starred chef who is passionate about puddings. Phil Vickery - one of the most highly regarded young chefs in Britain - is particularly celebrated for his fabulous puddings. Puddings are his personal passion. As he says in his introduction, "I have cooked, eaten and prepared thousands of puddings and desserts in my twenty-three of cooking professionally, and I can truthfully say that no other section of the modern kitchen inspires me so much. Desserts are comforting, satisfying, and deeply enjoyable. I just want to take the fear out of puddings and to show why it is that puddings are so wonderful to cook, and eat." Though he is a chef Phil Vickery's style of cooking is much closer to good, simple home cooking than to restaurant food. Proof Of The Pudding is a collection of 200 unfussy recipes, all of which are easily achievable at home. Phil Vickery covers the whole range of sweet cooking and draws on various culinary traditions, including British and Continental. His book is at once comprehensive and authoritative. It touches on the history of desserts and puddings, their ingredients, processes and techniques. Every sort of pudding is represented here, including flans and tarts, sponge puddings, milk and cream puddings, meringues, mousses and cheesecakes, souffles, fruit purees and compotes, and sweet breads. The design of Proof Of The Pudding is luxurious and contemporary, and the colours - sugar-almond pink, eggy yellows, creamy whites and chocolatey browns - evoke the visual pleasures of puddings.

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