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Ipswich Almond Pudding

An old traditional British "pudding" (dessert), slightly adapted from Favorite Pudding Recipes Cookbook (Traditional Ways to a Man's Heart) (serves 6 to 8)
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: British
Author: Cynthia


  • 14 oz whole milk
  • 6 oz whipping cream preferably organic
  • 2 oz 1/2 cup fresh white breadcrumbs
  • 3 oz 1/3 cup plus 1 tbsp sugar
  • 6 oz 1 cup ground almonds
  • 1 tsp orange flower water or rose water use almond or vanilla extract if you like
  • 3 eggs beaten
  • 1 tbsp butter cut into little pieces


  • Preheat oven to 350 F.
  • Put the milk and cream in a small saucepan and heat gently. Place the breadcrumbs in a bowl, then pour the warm milk over the top and leave to soak for five minutes.
  • Add the sugar, ground almonds, flavored water or extract and allow to stand for another 10 minutes.
  • Stir in the beaten eggs thoroughly, then pour the mixture into a large pie dish and dot the surface with the pieces of butter.
  • Place the pie dish into a roasting tin and pour boiling water until it comes about a quarter of the way up the dish. Carefully place into the preheated oven and bake for about half an hour.
  • Serve with cream while still warm.