All posts tagged: Nottingham Pudding

“Apple-In-and-Out” or Nottingham Pudding

The Bramley Apple, the unassailed Queen of the cooking apple, is said to originate in Nottinghamshire. The story tells that a young girl planted some wild pips in her back garden in Southwell, and that the ensuing tree was the first Bramley  – from which all other Bramley trees orginate. That original tree still stands, I am told, and there is a stained-glass window in Southwell Minster to commemorate this most English of apples. (I really must check this out!). We had two huge Bramley apple trees, dating from Victorian times, in our garden as a child. One was lost to a great storm around 1977, the other still stands today. My father picked every last apple from those trees (and there were hundreds…)  every Autumn and Bramleys are always in my memories of childhood meals. Nottingham Pudding It is said that Nottingham Pudding dates back to medieval times, when this satisfying mix of batter, fruit and spices frequently accompanied roast meats.  Given our central place in England’s geography and the though-flow of people from …