Pudding Face

So I managed to catch Lyme disease and as the Doctor I saw three weeks ago diagnosed the distinctive rash as a bruise it has got to the point where my joints are affected. Thankfully the second Doctor I saw spotted it immediately and I am now being treated and am on the mend. As I have only been able to hobble short distances there has been a lot of time with my feet up. I know, bet you’re feeling really sorry for me. Luckily I was sent another cookbook to check out so I have been feasting my eyes on Gregg’s Favourite Puddings.

Anyone who has ever watched Masterchef will know that Gregg Wallace loves his pudding. The gleam in his eye leaves you in no doubt that puddings give him intense pleasure. It’s no great surprise that he has penned a recipe book devoted to pudding in all its glory.

With 120 recipes you are seriously spoiled for choice and you could be kept in pudding for years with this book alone. It is simply laid out and grouped into themed chapters. The recipes use the minimum of instruction which makes them easy to follow. My one niggle is that there are only photos for about 1/3 recipes and I do so love to see what I’m aiming for. Despite the lack of visual enticement I am still dreaming of jammy bakewell tart, chocolate pots, earl grey sorbet and hot fudge sauce.

With in-laws who don’t consider it a meal until pudding comes out I already know this book is going to be my inspiration for their visits!

And a Mama with her feet up? Why she must need some company.

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  • Reply Kitschy Coo August 2, 2010 at 10:35 am

    Oh no, glad the second doctor caught it! Lyme disease is terrible, I got it when I was 12, my mom was treated last year, and my aunt’s wasn’t caught soon enough so she has long term health problems. I didn’t know you got it in the UK :(

    • Reply Kat August 7, 2010 at 4:17 pm

      I am pretty lucky, it was just entering the second stage so on the brink of a whole heap of unpleasantness! We live in a Lyme hot spot here (New Forest & South Downs) but have never taken precautions!

  • Reply Amy August 2, 2010 at 11:05 am

    Mmmmm…. pudding! Glad you’re on the mend now, x

    • Reply Kat August 7, 2010 at 4:18 pm

      The sauces are tempting me the most!

  • Reply BertieD August 2, 2010 at 11:26 am

    OMG that makes me hungry just looking at it. I have to agree with your in laws on this one! Pudding is surely the cure for all illness, get eating!
    Take care x x x

    • Reply Kat August 7, 2010 at 4:18 pm

      Will remember that for future reference: pudding is a must for Bert :)

  • Reply amy August 3, 2010 at 1:54 pm

    Aw, sorry to hear that you aren’t well. Hope you feel better soon.
    That cookbook looks yummy.

    • Reply Kat August 7, 2010 at 4:19 pm

      Thanks Spence, feeling a whole lot better this week xx

  • Reply New Mummy August 3, 2010 at 6:54 pm

    Bless you, hope you’re feeling better. That’s another book for my wish list

    • Reply Kat August 7, 2010 at 4:21 pm

      Much better thanks. It is yummy :)

  • Reply Rachael (Tales from the Village) August 3, 2010 at 9:54 pm

    Phwoar. And yum. And a big get well soon. Lyme disease can leave you feeling really horrible for ages, so I’m glad you’re feeling better.

    • Reply Kat August 7, 2010 at 4:22 pm

      Think it has been caught before hitting the chronic stage so hopefully will be lucky!

  • Reply mandy August 4, 2010 at 7:14 pm

    sorry to hear you have been unwell Kat, sounds like you are on the mend now thank goodness. Thanks for the front cover love I saw a finished book this afternoon, I am nearly cried! I will make sure I have some spare copies for you at Top Drawer.

    • Reply Kat August 7, 2010 at 4:23 pm

      Thanks Mandy, I am now. Had totally forgotten to put Top Drawer on the calendar! Have got it there now and will make a bee line for you, can’t wait! xx

  • Reply Metropolitan Mum August 8, 2010 at 3:36 pm

    Oh poor you, how awful!! I hope you’ll be better soon. And these puds do look delicious.

    • Reply Kat August 15, 2010 at 3:56 pm

      Thanks x

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