Tuesday, 23 July 2013

Pudding pots

For the other half's birthday, we thought we'd do something a bit different, and went to Battle Proms at Burghley Park. This required a delicious picnic including pudding pots. Steve's favourite pudding is probably cheesecake, but that doesn't translate well to picnics - a bit too unstable and potentially messy. But not when it's in a jam jar!

I layered a mix of crushed digestive and amaretti biscuits (not on purpose - I ran out of just digestives), with creme fraiche and double cream (I didn't have any cream cheese - this was a spontaneous picnic, with little time to do any shopping!), plus raspberries and blueberries. I swirled a little lemon curd in the cream, with a little lemon zest on top. They worked really well - Steve was suitably surprised.

Battle Proms was brilliant. We had a Spitfire display, the Blades acrobatic planes trying to crash into each other, Rockabellas, the orchestra, dancing horses, Napoleonic dress-ups, and lots of characters picnicking around us to people watch. Of particular interest were the warring couple in front, one half of whom walked off after an hour and never reappeared....

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