Skip to content

3 easy pudding ideas

Looking for a tasty dessert that you can make in a flash? Whip up one of these quick and easy puds-for-two to satisfy cravings in minutes.

  1. Any-fruit crumble

    Tip a 400g tin of fruit (like pears or peaches) into a 1ltr baking dish with a few frozen berries, if you like. Rub 30g cold diced butter into 75g plain flour to resemble crumbs; stir in 30g sugar and scatter over the fruit. Bake at gas 6, 200°C, fan 180°C for 20-30 mins until golden and bubbling.

    Any-fruit crumble
  2. Microwave sponge

    Cream 50g butter and 50g caster sugar in a bowl. Beat in 1 egg and fold in 50g self-raising flour. Spoon 3 tbsp golden syrup into a heatproof bowl, then pour the batter on top. Microwave on high for 3-4 mins until risen and golden.

    Microwave sponge
  3. Cheat’s rice pudding

    Put a 250g pack plain microwave rice in a heatproof bowl with 250ml milk, 2 tbsp sugar, tsp vanilla extract and a beaten egg. Stir well, then microwave for 5-6 mins, stirring halfway through, until set. Serve with a dollop of jam.

    Cheat’s rice pudding