Christmas Pudding Ice-cream Bombe

Appears in
Two Fat Ladies: Full Throttle

By Jennifer Paterson and Clarissa Dickson Wright

Published 1998

  • About

This is the pudding I made for the Winchester choirboys in our first Christmas special. It is a lot easier to make if you are allowed to freeze each half when you have put the ice-cream in but before you put in the brandy butter centre, but then you won’t have a perfectionist Welsh television director in your kitchen.


  • 350ml/12fl oz milk
  • 100g/oz


Put the milk and half the sugar in a medium saucepan and bring to just below boiling point. Put the egg yolks and remaining sugar in a bowl and beat until pale and forming ribbons. Bring milk back to the boil and pour in a thin stream on to egg yolks and sugar, whisking steadily. Pour into a double boiler and stir the custard until it thickens to from a clear line when coating the back of a spo