Tuesday, 9 September 2014

Retro Puddings...Chocolate Crunch Pie, Chilled Lemon Flan and Montelimar Pudding

Hi everyone and welcome to my new followers. I enjoyed reading your comments from yesterday and I have replied.

As requested, there are some recipes for you below. They all came from a great retro cook book Hamlyn All Colour Cookbook, my copy is from 1977 and I love it! I have altered the recipes slightly to suit me, so I will write them as I made them...



Mary Berry wrote some of the recipes in this book, including chilled lemon flan and Montelimar pudding. 

Chilled Lemon Flan


1). Crush 4oz digestive biscuits and stir in 2oz melted butter. Press into a flan dish with the back of a metal spoon. Chill.

2). Make the filling by mixing together 1/4pt double cream with a 6oz can of condensed milk (I used half of a 397g can). You don't need to whisk for long...just mix them together.

3). Slowly beat in the juice of 2 large lemons. As if by magic...the mixture thickens!

4) pour mixture on top of biscuit base and chill.

This was mine...


Not quite like the photo, but it was lovely!

Chocolate Crunch Pie


1). Crush 4oz digestive biscuits and stir in 2oz melted butter. Press into a flan dish with the back of a metal spoon. Chill.

2). Make up a packet of chocolate angel delight with single cream (instead of milk) and pour onto biscuit base. Smooth over and chill.

3). Whip 1/4pt double cream and pipe onto chocolate. Drizzle with chocolate sauce (I used the chocolate sauce for ice-cream).

This was mine...


Montelimar Pudding


Mine looks nothing like this!!!

1). Chill a 6oz can of evaporated milk  in the fridge (I used half of a 397g can).

2). Dissolve a raspberry jelly in a little boiling water then make up to 1/2pt with cold water. Cool until sloppy but not set. 

3). Whisk the evap milk until light and foamy. Then whisk in the cooled jelly...it will start to thicken.

4). Stir in the juice of 1/2 a lemon...and the magic happens again! Add 1tbsp caster sugar and 2oz chopped marshmallows (I used 7 large marshmallows and snipped them with a wet pair of scissors!) 

5). Mix and pour into a serving dish. 

We haven't eaten ours yet (today's tea) but it looks like this...


The original recipe uses lemon jelly and glacé cherries. We don't like those cherries and I already had the jelly, plus we have already had a lemon pudding this week, with lemon meringue pie coming up.

Eating a pudding each day means I can serve up smaller portions of our main meal which contains expensive meat. I am also trying to stick to three meals a day without snacking! 

Please let me know if you try any of these recipes and if you enjoyed them.

Thanks for reading,

Mandy x

13 comments:

  1. Those puddings look scrummy I am sure I can remember my mum having that cookbook, I can remember spending ages when I was young looking at all of the pictures of the fantastic food that I remember the book having.

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    1. Me too! I had been looking out for this book for ages and finally bought it off eBay. I was born in 1971 and loved cooking when I was a child. Most of my meal plan this week is from this book...retro heaven! Xx

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    2. I remembered I liked it so much, I have put one on my amazon wishlist maybe for a Christmas pressie. My mum gave me her copy when I was first married 20 years ago now and I too try to do the family something sweet for pudding (not for me only treats diabetic!) and smaller portions for main.

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    3. I love those old fashioned cookbooks, lovely simple recipes.

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    4. Yes, cooking from scratch but keeping things simple xx

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  2. My mum used to make a sort of cheap cheesecake years ago that was very similar to those recipes......she used a crushed biscuit base just like yours and the topping was evap and half set jelly whisked together, with a Flake crumbled over the top. We all thought it was delicious.....haven't had it or thought about it in years, thanks for the memories!

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    1. I'm constantly dreaming or thinking about the past! I remember eating milk jelly at a friend's house as a child. That's jelly and evap milk. I think I'll try your mum's recipe...sounds lovely and very similar...easy peasy! Xx

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  3. A walk down Memory Lane and without leaving the kitchen! My mother had one and I was given one about twenty years ago. Scrummy recipes.

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    1. I expect that was a really popular book on the '70s. A third of it is written by Mary Berry! Xx

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  4. Awesome! Love those old books. I have a ton of new ones, but I keep going back to a 1978 Good Housekeeping one.

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    1. Me too Donna, I've got a mixture of old and new and always go back to the old recipes! Xx

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  5. i love those oldfashioned cook and baking books. i have a lot of this old books.
    best wishes,
    regina

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    1. Me too Regina and I love cooking from them xx

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