I love a nice cookery book and I love a pudding, so I knew I couldn’t go too far wrong with this one. Gregg’s favourite Puddings is basically exactly what the title says it is. For those of you who don’t know who Gregg Wallace actually is (I’d be surprised if you didn’t). He is the chap from Masterchief, a programme where two blokes off the street who seem to enjoy their food, criticise other people off the street who seem to think that vanilla goes well with salmon and a pudding consists of asparagus ice-cream. Only joking, he is actually a keen cook and runs a fruit and vegetable company that supplies some of the UK’s top restaurants. He knows his food better than most and so what he thinks is a good pudding IS a good pudding.
This is one of those cookery books that makes you crave a cake. You sit down with a cup of tea and browse, pavlova, rhubarb crumble, brandy snaps, lemon meringue pie. The list is to die for. So far I have made Banoffi Pie, old fashioned Vanilla Ice-Cream, Summer Pudding and New York Cheesecake. I’m on an economy drive, but really this book is far too much of a temptation. The recipes were easy to follow, the puddings classic and the results extremely satisfying, if I say so myself!
My only criticism is be with the presentation, although its a nice hard-wearing book with a wipe-clean cover I didn’t like the sort of retro ‘in a 1980’s way’ colouring of the photographs, it just looked a little bit dated to me and not in a good way. It was a bit like looking at a modern version of one of my mum’s old cookery books. Still, its the contents that are important.
I’ve managed to secure two copies of the book for readers of Being a Mummy. If you want own a copy all you need to do is to leave a comment below and include details of where I can contact you. The winner will be chosen at random, the competition closes 12 midday on 7th August and is open to UK residents only. Good Luck!