On Sunday I went with a few of the Edinburgh Bakers to Wendy’s Pudding Club which she held to raise funds for Its Good to Give. Having tasted Wendy’s cakes and puddings on a number of occasions we knew we were in for a great treat!
We were welcomed into her home where she had re-arranged her living room to turn it into a restaurant for the 18 lucky guests. On arrival we received a very tasty Strawberry Mojito courtesy of Reeltime Bars and since it was a lovely day we mingled with the other guests in the garden.
Wendy supplied everyone with copious amounts of tea, coffee and iced water, and some of our party also brought along some fizz, which of course is always welcome! After a short welcome speech from Wendy and an introduction to the charity from Lynne, we tucked into our first course which was a delicious trio of puddings: a Chocolate Pot topped with Honeycomb, Buttermilk panna cotta with roasted strawberries and a spiced red wine jelly.
Next up was a massive Fresh Fruit Pavlova, topped with Strawberries, Kiwi Fruit and Passion Fruit, with all that fruit its definitely a health food! It was so big Wendy had kindly supplied little boxes for us to take anything we couldn’t eat home with us.
For our third course we had a warming Apple Crumble and lashings of Custard. I love both of these, and could quite have happily eaten the whole dish (if I hadn’t just eaten 4 other desserts!)
Moving onto the fourth course we were presented with 2 mini cheesecakes, a Vanilla one topped with orange and a Chocolate Chip one. I love Cheesecake, but this is where I started to struggle, so I ate half of each and added the other half to my box for later!
Our final course was a make your own Sundae Bar. Mackies kindly donated the Ice Creams (as well as all other ingredients) for the Sundaes, and Wendy had laid on multiple toppings, including Popping Candy! which was a big hit at my table!
It was a really lovely afternoon spent catching up with friends and meeting new people over delicious puddings and all for a wonderful cause.