Producer: Burtree Puddings, North Yorkshire
Product: Gluten Free Christmas Pudding
Region: North East
Category: From the Earth (Artisan)
What they do
From their home in Darlington, Robert and Lea Darling produce a range of award-winning puddings using the finest local ingredients.
As a small business, Burtree Puddings believes it’s important to support local suppliers, and the high quality of these ingredients also ensures an excellent product. Each of their products is handmade, in small batches, in Robert and Lea’s own farmhouse kitchen, so it’s about as close to homemade as can be.
They created their Gluten Free Christmas Pudding following requests from several customers. They are proud of feedback from customers who tell them that they can’t tell the difference between our gluten-free pudding and an ordinary one, which also means they’re delivering on flavour and texture.
Burtree Puddings has found success with international customers but they still attend local farmers markets. Robert and Lea are proud that their product is “prepared with the affection and consideration that only comes from a truly homemade dessert”.
What the judges said
The judges were impressed by the provenance of the company’s ingredients and the commitment to their product, and commented that “the family obviously have a real passion for puds”. They praised that they went out of their way to give talks to local groups to share their skills and dedication for sourcing ingredients locally.
Visit the website: burtreepuddings.co.uk