Monday, 1 February 2016

Nursery Food.


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I think Lady M has fallen in love.

First it was his Prune and Frangipane Tart, now it's his Fruity Steamed Sponge Pudding. Where will it end?

Chef James Martin (above) can do no wrong. If he demonstrated a recipe for Newt's Gall Bladders in Mustard Custard, she'd be off to the kitchen to make it at once.

I don't normally eat nursery food, but I was forced to admit that this was 'acceptably pleasant'. I just hope he doesn't start advocating Grey Beluga Caviare on toast; I'd be broke.

Below is Lady M's Steamed Sponge Pud'. Mr Martin's recipe used Blueberries for his topping; Lady M's used Tayberries.





47 comments:

  1. Now, the big question is...custard or creme anglais?

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    1. It was custard... something I'd not eaten for over 40 years.

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  2. I go with Lady Mmmmm's Tayberry version...
    having always found blueberries so much blander than real Bilberries....and you just cannot beat Bird's custard with something like this.

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    1. Lady M's custard was home made. It was really very good.

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  3. He's such a likeable fellow, young James. He inspires confidence. And there are times when only comfort food will do.

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    1. Lady M certainly finds him 'likeable'.

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  4. Nursery food - perfect cold weather comfort food! Cro, you don't know how envious most men would be ! I'm sure most of a "certain age" dream about such delicious puds ! I know the man here would love the one in the photo, but I don't think I'm likely to make it. It does look delicious, and what a personable chap James Martin looks.

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    1. He does seem like a really genuine nice guy!

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  5. I think you're fairly safe with James Martin, good home cooking all the way, but I suspect a diet will be coming on for you shortly....

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  6. Never heard of him. The knife looks good.

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    1. Tends to be on TV in Yorkshire!
      Anyway Norfolk's got plenty of good cooks, even if the field tends to be dominated by City's canteen chief....and she has some corkers for the comfort food corner.

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    2. He has a programme on TV every afternoon. Guess who watches it religiously.

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  7. I hadn't heard of him either except in your previous post. It does look delicious though. I would have thought more comfort food than nursery.

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    1. Steamed Sponge Pud' says 'nursery' to me, but also very comforting.

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    2. It's both isn't it - something you ate as a child and hope will still be on the menu when you're an adult and it's cold outside !

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  8. He has been on TV every afternoon for the last 2 weeks making some great dishes !

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  9. I should carry on encouraging her- it's a win/win situation. Imagine what you might get dished up if Heston Blumenthal was her chef of choice. My hair is turning white at the very thought!
    Arilx

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    1. Exploding Foam has no place in this house.

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    2. Cro, I think you quoted one of Festerin' Bloomin'whatsit's recipes in the body of your post....
      "Newt's Gall Bladders in Mustard Custard"!!

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  10. He does Saturday kitchen doesn't he? I see that occasionally. Mid week I'm in the office and I think they'd be disturbed if I started putting on cookery programmes.

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    1. He seems to be the BBC's current favourite.

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  11. Lucky you! There's nowt like a nice steamed oud with custard for afters!

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    1. I'm not a sweet eater, so there may not be many more.

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    2. How can you not be a sweet eater (except for the diabetes?) I always wonder when I hear people say that. Is it that you didn't eat sweets as a child and never developed a taste for it?

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    3. When I was first married, Lady M was horrified that a put sugar into my tea and coffee. I stopped at once and didn't miss it at all. I've not really eaten sugar since.

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  12. You must be very lucky. Now i am going to google Mister Martin.

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  13. Proper pud! Microwaves mean that we have such puds each sunday nowadays. Cooked in 6 mins instead of god knows how long in a steamer. Treacle (golden syrup) is our favourite.

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    1. I think this one had golden syrup on the bottom (top), but it was steamed for about 2 hours.

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  14. Haha .... sound's as if the way to Lady M's heart is through her stomach too !!
    You will now have to watch the weight if you're eating James Martin recipes ...... he uses LOAD'S of butter !!!! XXXX

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    1. I've noticed; he takes pride in how much butter he can incorporate into everything. I'm a butter fan too.

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  15. Where's it all going to end? Not with a bun in the oven, anyway.

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  16. I'd never heard of him so I'm just that little bit better informed than I was 5 minutes ago.

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    1. Don't worry Graham; your life will not change.

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  17. Oh Lady M, I adore him too, so we shall have to share him. But I draw the line at that sponge pudding, too hard on the waistline, although the farmer would drool over it.

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    1. I must admit that I was rather surprised that she made this; she was very secretive about it.

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  18. I like a man who looks like he eats all of his own food!

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    1. I have noticed that his waistline has increased a tad recently.

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  19. Lady M has made a fine looking pud. I say: yes, please.

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    1. It didn't last long, but not because of me.

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  20. Oh my, that does look really good. A dish like that makes the winter blues go away.

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