Recipe – King of Puddings

It’s Colin Firth’s birthday today so what better way to honour him (especially with his forthcoming movie ‘The Kingsman: Secret Service’ and also his OSCAR award winning portrayal in ‘The King’s Speech’) than with a recipe for King of Puddings made with meringue, custard and jam. Mmmmm…


Serves 4-6


4 free-range eggs
565 ml milk
115 g fine breadcrumbs
225 g sugar, preferably vanilla sugar
4 level tablespoons jam , raspberry is really nice


Preheat the oven to 150ºC/300ºF/gas 2. Separate 3 of the eggs. Put the yolks into a bowl with the remaining whole egg and beat together. Add the milk, breadcrumbs and 85g of the sugar. Put the jam on the bottom of a pie dish and spread it evenly. Pour the custardy egg and milk mixture over the jam. Bake in your preheated oven for 1 hour or until set.

Whisk the remaining 3 egg whites until stiff, then slowly add the remaining sugar until it is all mixed in. Pile it on top of the custard, then bake in the oven for a further 15–20 minutes until the meringue is set and lightly browned.

With thanks to for the recipe


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