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{Day 27} Sour cherry loaf and summer berry pudding

For the 27th recipe in the Royal Selangor Get your Jelly On challenge I present you with a recipe inspired by the purity of one very special fruitloaf and the gorgeous flavours of summer berries to match!

The 9 year old boy around here used to love raisin toast. Used to, because one day I bought him Brasserie Bread‘s artisan sour cherry loaf. Filled with succulent Persian Gulf sour cherries, Australian currants and raisins it produces a unique sweet/sour taste combined with almond and cherry stone flavour. He ate the whole loaf between getting home from school and leaving for school the next day. And yes, I did feed him dinner!

Eversince that day he has basically refused to eat any other spiced bread, just “fruit toast” as he calls it. To be honest, I’m delighted he likes this bread so much, because unlike commercially made loaves which are loaded up with additives and preservatives, this bread is pure. That always excites me, and now I often have some for morning tea too.

I used to pick a loaf up every Thursday from the bakery’s stall at Double Bay organic markets, until I discovered that our local IGA stocks the bread, with fresh loaves delivered daily! Having said that, it is always great to meet the producers and chat to them at the various local markets. Jesse, the man who looks after the Brasserie Bread stall there and at Potts Point is probably partially responsible for this recipe. He suggested an ice cream topping for the “fruit toast” to the boy the other day and so it got me thinking…

… Why not use the bread to make a beautiful, no added sugar, summer berry pudding? Shaped with the Nick Munro designed Royal Selangor jelly mould, it looked as good as it tasted.

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Makes 1

Sour cherry loaf and summer berry pudding

Brasserie Bread‘s artisan sour cherry loaf is made of pure ingredients by bakers who cherish the old-fashioned way of making bread. If you can’t access the produce look for a similar style loaf, or low additive raisin toast. Keep the crusts to make breadcrumbs for pork schnitzel or white fish – delicious! Frozen mixed berries can also be used in this recipe.

For the pudding:

  •  2-3 slices (1cm thick) Brasserie Bread’s sour cherry loaf
  • 1/4 cup fresh mulberries
  • 1/4 cup fresh raspberries
  • 1/4 cup fresh blueberries
  • 1/4 cup apple and blackcurrant juice

To serve:

  • 1 scoop 2 scoops chocolate or vanilla bean gelato

To make the pudding: place berries and juice into a small saucepan and bring to a boil on medium heat. Turn the heat down to low and simmer for 10 minutes. In the meantime prepare the bread slices by cutting off the crusts and cutting the slices longways into 3 triangles each.

Remove the berry compote from heat and allow to cool down slightly.

Line the mould with some non-stick baking paper. Dip both sides of each bread piece in the juice and line within the mould. Spoon berry compote into the middle and top with pieces of dipped bread to enlose. Cover with some more baking paper and weigh down with a can (of tuna). Place in the fridge for 30 minutes to set and chill.

To serve: unmould the pudding onto a plate, remove baking paper. Serve with a couple of scoops of chocolate of vanilla bean gelato.


Eduard October 27, 2011 at 8:51 am

Fantastic idea to make an old classic. Love the rich berry colour!!!

Nic October 27, 2011 at 9:35 am

Summer berry pudding love! The loaf sounds fantastic and the pud looks so tasty!

Sharni October 27, 2011 at 9:37 am

Yay for summer berries! Bookmarking this one. Can’t wait to try it.

Mez October 27, 2011 at 9:44 am


Can this bread be sourced in Melbourne? It sounds AMAZING sour cherries are a weakness of mine. I must admit I’ve made an ice cream sandwich before with fruit toast and vanilla bean ice cream with a generous sprinkle of cinnamon…. we seem to be on the same wave length except yours is like the “grown up” version that could be whipped out for a afternoon sunshine BBQ dinner…. you can see I’m getting ideas now can’t you…..!

Great post!


Courtney October 27, 2011 at 9:55 am

I have to keep reminding myself you’re in Australia – you’re posting summer stuff as we’re digging into warm soups and stews! 🙂 This looks very wonderful – and I love the idea of cherry bread!

Sarah @ WeekendNotes & Brasserie Bread October 27, 2011 at 10:07 am

Amazing amazing amazing. I wanna eat it now! 🙂

Bam's Kitchen October 27, 2011 at 10:20 am

Beautiful and looks yummy. I hope that your beautiful white counter top is still “white” after this experience.

Wholesome Cook October 27, 2011 at 4:49 pm

There were a couple of little marks on the bench, but rubbed off quite easily 🙂

Joanne October 27, 2011 at 11:04 am

Wow, what a stunning color. That looks SO good, I want a bite!

ChopinandMysaucepan October 27, 2011 at 11:07 am

Beautiful!! I love how this rich coloured raspberry castle opens up to reveal the wonderful summer berries inside. Love those rustic spoons as well!

Rufus' Food and Spirits Guide October 27, 2011 at 11:18 am


Sneh | Cook Republic October 27, 2011 at 2:05 pm

Oh Martyna! This is divine!

Ben October 27, 2011 at 2:09 pm

I love their loaf and this is a great idea for summer.Bookmarked.

Tammy October 27, 2011 at 2:11 pm

You are so thrifty – don’t even let the crusts go to waste. Would love to try both the dessert and the fish.

Nami | Just One Cookbook October 27, 2011 at 3:46 pm

Oh wow! At first I didn’t realize that it was really made of loaf…. my gosh, this is amazing. The bread looks delicious – I love this kind of artisan bread and I do can finish the whole bread if you let me. I’m pretty bad at losing control over good delicious bread. This pudding looks yummy!

muppy October 27, 2011 at 3:48 pm

this looks so delicious. and i tried that bread for the first time on the weekend – delish!

Jennifer (Delicieux) October 27, 2011 at 5:27 pm

I’ve been craving a summer pudding the last few days, even though I’ve never had one before! Now my craving has intensified as this looks great!!! Yum!

Heidi - Apples Under My Bed October 27, 2011 at 5:28 pm

Wow, this looks stunning!! Absolutely stunning. Well done!
Heidi xo
p.s. mmm Brasserie Bread‘s sour cherry loaf – sounds amazing!!

Lenna (veganlenna) October 27, 2011 at 6:49 pm

Even though the weather is really cold for making any cold meals, I love this so much I may give it a try 🙂 Looks gorgeous!

Ming October 27, 2011 at 8:09 pm

That looks refreshing!

sara (Belly Rumbles) October 28, 2011 at 12:11 am

What brilliant colour! I will admit I am not a summer pudding fan, but this one looks gorgeous. Sour cherry loaf is one of my faves from BB.

Ashley@bakerbynature October 28, 2011 at 12:50 am

That color is just stunning! Bookmarking for when Summer creeps back this way.

TC October 28, 2011 at 2:46 am

gorgeous color!

Three-Cookies October 28, 2011 at 9:29 am

Nice, and the bread sounds delicious too. I think I will add currants to my next batch of bread.

elaina October 28, 2011 at 2:11 pm

What a stunning looking dish! Brings out the essence of summer, thanks for sharing 🙂

Sissi October 28, 2011 at 5:57 pm

I have never thought, living very close to France, I would envy someone a bread loaf made in Australia 🙂 Sour cherries are my favourite red fruit, I think, and this pudding looks gorgeous. The colour is amazing.

Kay aka Babygirl October 29, 2011 at 5:19 am

Wow.. I can’t even begin to tell you how decadent this cherry loaf and summer berry pudding looks. I can’t wait to try it out.. thanks for posting this

rsmacaalay October 30, 2011 at 4:49 am

Amazing pudding colour, so vivid.

Angela O October 30, 2011 at 12:10 pm

Wow! Berries and chocolate. Sounds very indulgent but looking at the ingredients it’s actually good for you!

Sharn October 30, 2011 at 2:55 pm

Amazing colours… Again! Great job.

Ally October 31, 2011 at 3:54 am

Summer berry pudding is my favourite (and I’m lucky: no one else in my family likes it so I get it all to myself)! I’m excited to try this one!

lily July 21, 2013 at 9:38 pm

did you bake it on the jelly mould?

Martyna @ Wholesome Cook July 21, 2013 at 9:45 pm

Hi lily, I didn’t bake it – it was set in the fridge 😀

lily July 23, 2013 at 3:27 am

oh thanks(;


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