Go traditional this St. George’s Day

St. George’s Day falls on the 23rd of April every year, and is a day we celebrate St. George, patron saint of England. The day is not as celebrated as St. Patrick’s Day, and some say it’s because little is known about St. George, other than the legend about him slaying a dragon!

However, because of our love for desserts, we are still going to celebrate this day with some traditional English sweets! Join us in celebration with these puddings as we are certain that these will definitely go down a treat – after all, what Brit doesn’t like a pud?!

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Bakewell pudding

You can’t get any more traditional this St. George’s day than with a bakewell pudding! If you have a sweet tooth (like us), you’ll never get tired of it. Back in the day, it was known as “the dessert”, filled with costly (back then) ingredients such as butter, sugar and almonds. Follow this simple recipe by Great British Chefs and go back in time to a pudding that might become your new favourite on any occasion.

 

Bread and Butter Pudding

Delicious when served with cream, custard or ice cream – bread and butter pudding remains a Brit classic. Considered Victorian nursery food at its finest, the dessert is known for its ‘different’ ingredient – stale bread, though many use fresh. Gordon Ramsay’s recipe has a bit of a twist, as he uses pains au chocolat instead of bread – check it out.

 

Summer Pudding

As soon as the weather starts warming up, most Brits start having the classic summer pudding on their menu. The beauty of this pud is that you can use a variety of soft fruit, including blueberries or blackberries, and serve it with extra mixed fruit – talk about fruit galore! Another plus for this dessert is that if there are any leftovers, you can freeze them! Follow Jamie Oliver’s recipe to celebrate St. George’s Day with some colour on your plate.

While it might go unnoticed sometimes, take the time to celebrate the patron saint of England this year no matter where you are. For ideas on other traditional English food you can celebrate with, check out our helpful blog!

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