Retro puddings

Channelling school puds? Hosting a retro party? Turn back time, and your tastebuds, with our pick of retro British puddings, from Manchester tart to Arctic roll. A surprising amount contain jam, custard, or…both.

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Proper homemade custard

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Proper homemade custard

This easy recipe for homemade vanilla custard is the perfect finishing touch: pour it over...

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Blood orange and Campari steamed pudding

Steamed pudding recipes

Blood orange and Campari steamed pudding

This updated take on the traditional steamed pudding stars blood oranges and Campari. It can...

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Duke of Cambridge tart

Sweet tart recipes

Duke of Cambridge tart

Chef Tristan Welch has revived this traditional sweet tart while retaining all the gorgeous flavours...

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Summer pudding arctic roll

Make-ahead summer dessert recipes

Summer pudding arctic roll

A gorgeous blueberry sponge is filled with mixed berries and ice cream before rolling and...

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Rhubarb jelly and Bird’s custard ice cream

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Rhubarb jelly and Bird’s custard ice cream

Georgina Hayden has combined the nostalgic flavours of rhubarb and custard in a clever dessert...

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Manchester tart

Sweet tart recipes

Manchester tart

Debbie Major has scoured the British recipe archives in search of traditional recipes that are...

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Cookie s’mores

Quick pudding recipes in under 20 minutes

Cookie s’mores

Warm and gooey chocolate chip cookies are sandwiched together with melted marshmallows, to create this...

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Granny Brett’s warm vanilla rice pudding with golden syrup

Retro puddings

Granny Brett’s warm vanilla rice pudding with golden...

Roy Brett’s creamy vanilla rice pudding is inspired by the version his Granny used to...

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Healthier steamed syrup sponge

British puddings

Healthier steamed syrup sponge

We’ve given this classic British pudding a healthy makeover. Now the light sponge topped with...

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Hot blackcurrant and apple charlottes

Apple recipes

Hot blackcurrant and apple charlottes

Serve these individual blackcurrant and apple charlottes warm with a dollop of lemon cream for...

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Vanilla and nutmeg baked rice pudding

English recipes

Vanilla and nutmeg baked rice pudding

There’s nothing more comforting than a bowl full of old fashioned rice pudding with a...

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Coconut and raspberry jam roly-poly

English recipes

Coconut and raspberry jam roly-poly

A traditional pudding that will surely bring back memories of childhood, we recommend serving yours...

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Pineapple upside-down cake

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Pineapple upside-down cake

Serve this comforting retro pineapple upside-down cake recipe for afternoon tea – or nostalgic dinner...

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Sticky marmalade roll

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Sticky marmalade roll

Our sticky marmalade roll recipe is inspired by CS Lewis‘s The Lion, the Witch and...

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Rhubarb and custard recipe

Proper pudding recipes

Rhubarb and custard recipe

It’s a retro pudding, it’s nursery food, it’s a classic rhubarb and custard recipe. Sharp...

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Lemon meringue pie

Shortcrust pastry recipes

Lemon meringue pie

Melt-in-the-mouth pastry, sweet-sharp filling and billowing top – this lemon meringue pie recipe is hard...

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Pear charlotte with blackberry coulis

Pear recipes

Pear charlotte with blackberry coulis

Michel Roux Jr’s pear charlotte recipe is made with homemade sponge ladyfingers surrounding a creamy...

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Zoom jelly

Retro puddings

Zoom jelly

This retro jelly harks back to the days of the Zoom lolly. It’s easy to...

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Strawberry and lemon curd arctic roll

Make-ahead summer dessert recipes

Strawberry and lemon curd arctic roll

Arctic roll is a perfect dessert recipe for a summer’s day – and for showing...

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Classic treacle tart

Sweet tart recipes

Classic treacle tart

This classic treacle tart is made all the more brilliant because you can make it...

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