19th Century: Kentish Cherry Batter Pudding

Preparation info
  • Makes


    small puddings
    • Difficulty


Appears in
Pride and Pudding: The History of British Puddings, Savoury and Sweet

By Regula Ysewijn

Published 2016

  • About

A cherry batter pudding is a variation on a Yorkshire pudding or a toad-in-the-hole, only with fruit. It is often, these days, called a ‘Kentish cherry batter pudding’, because Kent is the cherry-growing county of England. Recipes for batter puddings with fruit are plentiful in the historic cookery books; however, none use the name cherry batter pudding until it appears in a domestic column in a Warwickshire newspaper.

Cherry batter pudding is nice for a change, and