Sunday 13 May 2012

two words...PUDDING CLUB

Do I have your attention?

A few months ago I received a text from a cakey friend in the know alerting me to Edinburgh's next hot supper club...devoted entirely to puddings...3 courses of puddings to be exact.  I didn't even have to think twice about snapping up a spot at the table.  

The big pudding event finally rolled around last night and I couldn't have been more excited.  Unsurprisingly, most of the guests were fellow cake if we could stay away from an evening devoted to worshipping sweet you can imagine how much the room was buzzing with sugary  appreciation.

Hosted by the lovely Wendy, who runs the bespoke catering company Inside Out Chef, we dined on an incredible array of puddings.  Just like a supper club we were welcomed into Wendy's home, unlike a supper club there was not a savoury to be seen!

When Wendy emailed a couple of weeks ago to give us her address and reveal the official menu for the evening she kindly noted that starters would be served at 7:20...helpful to encourage people not to be late, but for those of us who were eager and notably early it was like torture having to wait.  If I am honest I was pretty much ready to go from the moment I woke up. Fortunately everyone was very prompt and after a glass of perfectly sweet pink lemonade we took our seats for the main event.

We started with a trio of shooters of pomegranate and sparkling wine jelly, chocolate mousse and a strawberry topped buttermilk panna cotta.  The portions were seriously generous and while they were all super tasty the buttermilk panna cotta was my favourite of the three.  It was creamy and smooth and the buttermilk lent it a slightly zingy taste...perfect.

The main course consisted of three substantial puddings. First we were presented with individual portions of Sticky Toffee Pudding served with jugs of custard.

Followed by a giant pavlova topped with strawberries, kiwi and passionfruit.  There was one PER TABLE to share out family style.  I know...share.  Obviously the diners who signed up to pudding club love their desserts as much as I do but it is safe to say that our table of 5 was dominated by a number of greedy-guts (moi included).  We didn't have any problem polishing off this huge pavlova (in fact some of us were spotted having a further helping at the end of the night).

The main course was rounded off with a selection of cheesecakes...baked rum and raisin and a no bake blackberry cheesecake.  Both equally as creamy and equally as moorish.

You wouldn't think that there was much space left after 7 portions of pudding...but there was.

A trio of ice creams to round off the meal.  Coconut and Ginger, Keylime Pie, and Red Ripple served with a light little shortbread.  I'll admit to being almost defeated by the time the ice creams rolled around, but managed to try them all.  I loved the ginger one, hands down.

A really lovely evening with great food and excellent company.

As well hosting pudding and supper clubs Wendy can cater afternoon teas and meals in your home and has recently launched her bespoke freezer fills, check out her website for more details (and details of future pudding clubs!).


  1. Fabulicious!

  2. oh my goodness,,,,,I had a sugar high JUST reading about it,,,,,lucky lucky you !!
    I'm so jealous...


  3. You have a more exciting foodie social life than anyone I know!