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1.05.2014

Raspberry Meringue Pudding


Tonight is the night I have been waiting on for close to a year. Downton Abbey season four starts tonight at 9pm EST on PBS.

You are super excited, yes?


Last year after hearing all the hub bub about the show I broke down and rented all three seasons and watched the episodes back to back. Practically binging on television. After I finished the finale episode of season three, I was left heartbroken. For those of you who have seen it, you know that feeling. The show's fans were left outraged and depressed.


Tonight to celebrate the return of my favorite show, a group of my friends and I are hosting a blog party. Since we are stretched from coast to coast, we can not hang out in real life. So instead we are doing it virtually.



Downton Abbey is not only the greatest drama to ever hit cable TV, it also has some great food. The show takes place in the early 1900's and follows the going ons of the the social classes in England at the time. One of them being the kitchen staff. Downton employs a great cook named Mrs. Patmore. In season one Mrs. Patmore makes her famous Raspberry Meringue Pudding also nicknamed Salty Pudding. In the rush of getting dessert served she accidentally used salt in the recipe instead of sugar. Which is where the nickname stems from. 



Since each of my friends is sharing an English themed dish on their blog today, I felt I had to make my own version of Mrs. Patmore's Raspberry Meringue Pudding.

In the episode, it is hard to see exactly what her pudding includes. With a little research I found an English pudding that is known as Queen of Puddings. It reminds me of a bread pudding of sorts, topped with jam and meringue.



After you check out the recipe, be sure to enter in my Downton Abbey giveaway as well as join me for a live chat on Twitter during the show at 9pm EST, hashtag #DowntonBlogParty.




Mrs. Patmore's Raspberry Meringue Pudding

Ingredients:
For the pudding: 
  • 1 1/2 cups of finely ground plain white breadcrumbs
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 tbs melted unsalted butter 
  • 1 cup of milk
  • 1 cup of heavy cream
  • 4 egg yolks
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
For the meringue:
  •  2 room temperature egg whites   
  • 1/4 cup sugar 
  • 1/4 tsp salt 
  • 1/2 tsp cream of tarter
  • 3/4 cup honey
For serving: 
  • 1/2 cup raspberry jam
  • 1 pint fresh raspberries
Directions:
  1. Preheat oven to 350
  2. Fill a large baking dish with hot water, about 1/3 of the way full.
  3. In a mixing bowl whisk together your pudding ingredients until incorporated. 
  4. Pour mixture into 4-6 greased  ramekins (depending on the size you may need more or less)
  5. Place puddings into the water bath (baking pan filled with water) and bake until the puddings have set and just barely jiggle. Mine took 20 minutes.
  6. Once puddings are done baking, run a sharp knife around the edges and turn upside down on your serving platter and release them. 
  7. To prepare your meringue, heat honey until it comes to a low boil. Set aside.
  8. In the bowl of your electric mixer, whip egg whites with salt and cream of tarter until foamy. 
  9. Whip on high speed until soft peaks form, slowly whip in your hot honey. 
  10. One the meringue is stiff and glossy remove form mixer.
  11. Warm jam up so it has thinned a tad, and drizzle or spread over the tops of each pudding.
  12. Dollop or pipe large mounds of the meringue on top of each pudding, serve with additional jam and fresh berries. 


 Check out what my friends brought to the party:


Susie Freaking Homemaker: Orange Cranberry Scones
Healthy Seasonal Recipes: Mini Beef Wellington Pot Pies
The Girly Girl Cooks: Crepes Islandaise
The Realistic Nutritionist: Fluffy Yorkshire Pudding

Downton Abbey Blog Party Giveaway
Enter to win the Unofficial Downton Abbey Cookbook and Keep Calm and Downton On coffee mug. Follow the directions on the widget listed below. Also be sure to join in the fun on Twitter tonight at 9pm EST hashtag #DowtonBlogParty!!


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120 comments:

  1. Your pudding looks delicious!!! And 'yay' for Downton Abbey.
    Claire xx
    somewhere... beyond the sea

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    1. Thank you!! So excited to watch the show tonight.

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    2. Mary is my favorite!!

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  2. Wow! You pay attention to details. I never pay attention to the food they are making on the show...now I need to go back and watch again I guess! This pudding turned out lovely :)

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    1. Mrs. Patmore is my favorite character.... Naturally I watch the food she makes ;)

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  3. The salty pudding episode was a favorite of mine -- I even included it in my own blog when I messed up recipe! Can't wait for the new episode. I'm starting to love Edith!!!

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  4. I guess I have to watch now, I want to try this recipes but I am not a big fan of raspberry would strawberry work?

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  5. Oh i cant wait until the new season starts here in Ireland in couple of wks. I loved the christmas episode!!! Great recipe. Love a stodgy jammy pud :-)

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  6. I'm woefully behind on my Season Three, but I think this recipe just inspired my Sunday afternoon!

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  7. I am OBsessed with Downton Abbey and am super duper excited for tonight! I am so making this tonight for the premiere!

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  8. I like Maggie Smith - so perfect for the role. =)

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  9. Carrie, I am so glad you got such lovely photos (even with the mishap.) Thanks so much for inviting me to be included in this fun party. I remember that episode with the salt. though i have never used salt in place of sugar, I have used the wrong measurement of slat before ending up with inedible cookies. I'll never do that again! I love that you used that recipe as your inspiration. I am sure I would love this since bread pudding s one of my favorite desserts on the planet! I can't wait to watch tonight!

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    1. I am so glad you joined in the fun! Your mini pot pies were adorable and delicious looking. I have never used salt in place of sugar before either.... however I did once accidentally dump the container of salt in a pot of soup when trying to do just a dash.

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  10. I have a crush on Hugh Bonneville, but as a character I like Thomas because he is so complex.

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  11. That pudding looks fantastic, Carrie! I'm embarrassed to say that I've never watched the show. Maybe I should do what you did and watch all 3 seasons before next Saturday :)

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    1. Netflix and amazon have all three seasons! Season 4 starts tonight... quick start watching! It's such a great show.

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  12. This recipe might be a new addition to our downton watching party tonight, in addition to scones and tea! Thanks!

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  13. My husband just introduced me to your site. This recipe looks incredible and I can't wait for tonight!!!

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  14. What a truly wonderful series brought to us as on the British can!! Can't wait!

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  15. My favorite character is Anna.

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  16. I think it's a toss-up between the Dowager Countess and Mrs. Patmore.

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  17. I'm only on season 2 and so far my favorites are the Dowager and Anna. It's hard to choose.

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  18. So very excited, our group for tonight just got cancelled due to impending weather...so me and the hubby are cuddling up with tea and dessert and able to watch tonight!!

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  19. My favorite character is Anna and I love the recipes!

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  20. Violet Crawley!! She is the best!!

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  21. Wish I'd known sooner about the online party; I'd have loved to have participated!

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  22. I am not familiar with the Downtown Abbey. I will be glad to learn about it through this cookbook.

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  23. My favorite Downton Abbey character is Mrs. Patmore!

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  24. Looks delicious! Can't wait for the next season.

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  25. Violet Crawley (It's Maggie Smith I really like) =D

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  26. Looks so yummy, i love Downtown Abbey and would absolutely love to win this cookbook and mug.... I am a real fan of your f.b. page and your recipes. Carry ON!

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  27. Looks delicious..will have to try to make it one of these days when the snow melts a little!

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  28. Carrie, thank you for organizing such a fun event and also a great way to learn about some really fantastic blogs! Looking forward to tonight's show!

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    1. Thank you for participating! I really loved the flavors you used in your pudding.

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  29. Cant wait to make, try and share these wonderful looking recipes!!

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  30. Really cute giveway. Excellent night to partake in English noshing.

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  31. Can't wait for tonight's premiere!! Violet Crawley is the best character!

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  32. I actually have never seen the show, but if I were to win this, it would be for a dear friend who loves the show.

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  33. My favorite is Maggie Smith

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  34. I love Violet. She's a scream. :) I also like Tom.

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  35. Love Downton. I watched all of season 4 online I just couldn't wait until tonight.

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  36. I can't wait to try this and I can't wait for the season premiere! :-)

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  37. I'm SO looking forward to watch Downton Abbey tonight!!!!

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  38. This looks delicious! I love old fashioned puddings..so good, so easy!
    ...and just for the record, Old Lady Grantham is my favourite!

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  39. Practically all the women in my family watch it and we are all so excited for tonight.

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  40. I have only just started watching so I am not familiar with everyone's name yet. I started watching the 3rd season so I have a lot of catching up to do!

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  41. Violet Crawley, Dowager Countess of Grantham is my favorite!!!!!

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  42. I do love the Dowager Countess but I can't pick one favorite. I love them all ;-)

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  43. We watch the first 3 seasons on Netflix back to back and then almost died when we had to wait for season 4 lol i would have to say my favourite is Mary . I can't wait for 9 pm

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  44. My favourites are Mrs. Pattimore for making the yummy and the cute, bustling fits she has and Thomas for his layers!

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  45. I love the actress that plays Mrs. Patmore--she's so funny without even trying. And it doesn't hurt to see what she's cooking or her convictions--helping a young single mother and former maid down on her luck.

    bluedawn95864 at gmail dot com

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  46. I am probably the ONLY person who has never seen Downton Abbey.... and I so want to. So the solution to my problem: I am going to purchase the first 3 years and try to catch up!!! I love the era and did not realize it was on until too late. So I don't have a favorite just yet!!!

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  47. Violet Crawley is my favorite! I love Maggie Smith

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  48. i will have to try this it looks great!

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  49. Mrs. Patmore, Mrs. Crawley, oh heck, I love them all!

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  50. Season 4 is wonderful even after the sad ending of season 3. I saw the Christmas special a few weeks ago it was great too. There are some real surprises in for the fans this time round...stay tuned.

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  52. I love many of the characters but if I have to pick just one I guess it would be Isobel Crawley.

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  53. The dowager for sure. Love Dame Maggie Smith.

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  54. My favorites are Anna & Mr. Bates.
    The recipe sounds so good!

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  55. Oh I love Anna and Bates ...... Heck, I love them all!!!

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  56. Theresa MoeggenbergJanuary 5, 2014 at 5:20 PM

    Love this show!

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  58. The Dowager Countess is my favourite!

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  59. That pudding looks delish, definitely a must try...
    As for favorite character Mr. Carson

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  60. Loving the idea of a Downton Cookbook.

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  61. Mary is my favorite

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  62. This Pudding looks awesome! My faves are Violet Crawley and Lady Mary!!

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  63. What bragging rights someone would have to have this cookbook. I'm so excited that it's back tonight. Hopefully they have many more seasons of shows.

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  65. I am still catching up on episodes, my favourite character is Mr Bates ;-)

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  66. Anna is my favorite character.

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  68. I love Mr. Bates and also Mary....can't wait to see the show in an hour and a half! Your dessert looks amazing! I pinned it!

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  69. Mrs. Patmore is my favorite!

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  70. I don't know yet! I am a newbie, watching for the first time tonight.

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  71. I am definitely goibg to try this recipe

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  72. Violet..but, love them all..great show.
    floridagld at yahoo dot com

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  73. Wow that pudding looks fantastic!!!! Am definitely going to have to try it!!! Thanks for the chance to win this cookbook!!!

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  74. I'm so sad to say I've never watched this show ... but I've heard SO MUCH about it recently that I KNOW I will be watching the past seasons soon.
    My husband is from England and I know many of the recipes in this cookbook will be familiar ones to him so I'd love to learn how to make meals that will remind him of home :)

    btw your Raspberry Meringue Pudding looks sooooo beautiful and delicious!! yum!

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  75. This looks utterly delicious! Yum!

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  76. Edith is my favorite; She never gets a break, and I feel like the underdog needs more popularity. In the first season, she was a twit, but when she became a nurse, you could see that she was a much better person than she originally seemed to be.

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  77. My favorite is Anna :) The recipe looks amazingly good :)

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  78. My favorite character is Tom Branson!

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  79. I love Violet Crawley! It's Maggie Smith!!

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  80. I finally took the Downton Abbey plunge last month and am in the middle of season 2 on Amazon Prime. I need to get my butt in gear and get caught up so I can watch the new season. Mary is my favorite.

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  81. I love the Dowager but really it's hard to pick a favorite!

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  82. I am new to the series but am looking forward to picking a fave soon!

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  83. Duh! Mary! Or the grandmother. She's hilar. ious.

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  84. I need to watch this show! It seems I'm the last person on earth to not have seen it yet.

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  85. Yes!!! I was so ecstatic to see DA come back :) I missed it so much! This looks amazing, dying to taste it

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  86. Argh!!! It's now the 23rd of Jan, how did I miss this? Thanks for the update.

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