Apple and Blackberry In and Out

Saturday 11 January 2014

What a completely miserable yukky day!! It's windy and rainy and not nice at all. Not fit for man nor beast as the Toddster would say . . . a bit depressing wot!

Just the perfect day for a fruity pudding . . . served up all warm and stodgy from the oven.

This is one I found in the Good Granny Cookbook, by Jane Fearnley Wittingstall. This is a favourite book of mine. It's chock full of traditional, family friendly and delicious recipes. Our kind of food.

No pretention. Just plain and simple ingredients presented in a plain and simple way. Tried and true's of a Granny. Wholesome and delicious.

Just the kind of food for a rainy day. Comforting and tasty. This pudding apparently is a Devonshire favourite! That's probably why they recommend Clotted Cream to be served with it.

Mmmm . . . you can't beat a buttery pudding, filled with tart apples and sweet blackberries (my addition) topped with a healthy dollop of rich clotted cream. This was like a little ray of sunshine on a very cloudy and miserable day. It can rain any day it wants to if this is waiting at the end of it all! (ok, maybe not every day.)

*Apple and Blackberry In and Out*
Serves 6
Printable Recipe

Apparently this is a real favourite in Devon when made with just apples. I added Blackberries because they taste good, and they always look so pretty when paired with apples.

8 ounces self raising flour (2 cups)
4 ounces shredded beef suet (1/2 cup. You can use grated ice cold butter instead)
3 Granny Smith apples, peeled, cored and sliced
a large handful of blackberries
1/2 pint of milk (about 1 1/4 cups)
3 TBS Caster Sugar

Preheat the oven to 190*C/375*F/ gas mark 5. Butter a 9 inch round baking dish. Set aside.

Mix the flour, suet and sugar together. Add the apples and enough milk to bring the mixture to a dropping consistency. Fold in the blackberries, gently. Pour the mixture into the prepared tin and then bake until it is brown and crunchy on top (30 to 35 minutes.) Eat warm, spooned out into bowls and topped with dollops of clotted Cream.

Note: If your apples are very tart, you may add a bit more sugar if you wish. 

Another repeat I am afraid, but some things are just so good they bear repeating.  I promise to have something totally NEW for you tomorrow!


  1. This too looks like it has J's name on it:)

    It's raining here too believe it or not!:)

  2. Oh that does look so delicious, perfect for a rainy day, stay in, get cosy and enjoy a lovely dessert :))
    Mary x

  3. i don't mind you re-blogging at all! I would never have come across this brilliant looking recipe otherwise! I have an abundance of blackberries in the freezer from my foraging last autumn and have never come across 'In and Out'! I agree with you about cook books that have recipes made from simple good ingredients.

  4. Thanks girls. HB I always have lots of blackberries in the freezer too. I stock up on them during blackberry season so that I can enjoy them during these winter months! xx


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