Mrs Green recycles Sunday pudding

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chocolate-crunch-grated-chocolate1Once upon a Sunday I nearly ended up being disowned by Little Miss Green.

You see, Sunday, is all about Sunday lunch, and most importantly, Sunday pudding.

It’s the time where I put my creative head on and rustle up all sorts of marvels from some flour, sugar and eggs.

Oh, and cream and chocolate too.

Well this Sunday things were a bit different. I can’t remember what happened but I wasn’t my usual self and after lunch Little Miss Green was looking expectantly for her best part of the day.

The thing was, there wasn’t a pudding to be had.

I shuffled out to the secret stash of emergency ‘feel good’ food and found the remains of last week’s chocolate crunch:


Not exactly Michelin star quality is it?

And what’s more a sad, folorn cat looked at the dry chocolate crunch, then looked to me expectantly like this:


And that’s when I decided that I, Mrs Green, could recycle the Sunday pudding.

I added a generous layer of whipped cream:


Topped it with blueberry jam:


And grated some chocolate over the top:


Et Voila! Michelin Star quality pudding that might not be good for the arteries, but it’s good for the taste buds!

What about you – what food have you ‘recycled’ recently?

About the Author ()

I am a long time supporter of the Green and Sustainable lifestyle. After being caught in the Boscastle floods in 2004, our family begun a journey to respect and promote the importance of Earth's fragile ecosystem, that focussed on reducing waste. Inspired by the beauty and resourcefulness of this wonderful planet, I have published numerous magazine articles on green issues and the author of four books.

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  1. Recipe for that chocolate crunch please Mrs G! πŸ˜‰

  2. CarSue says:

    I recycled some leftover curried carrot & apple soup. The Mr. wasn’t too keen on it the first go around, but I was determined not to throw it out. So I mixed in a generous amount of shredded cheddar cheese (about 2 to 1, soup to cheese), then spooned the mixture over some cooked elbow macaroni and baked into a casserole. It was delicious, and got rave reviews after the second performance!

  3. Tracey says:

    I recycled some old mushroom soup into the Quorn Leek & “Chicken” pie (from their recipe book) instead of milk and stock – it was lovely! πŸ™‚

  4. Carrie says:

    Wow, that pud looks gorgeous!!! Yum, Yum!

    I created a recycled pud recently too, by using up the remains of an almond loaf my (very kind) mum-in-law had given me, glugging over some leftover vanilla custard and a big old dollop of jam, and whizzing the lot in the micro for a couple of mins. It was so nice, I had it for my breakfast on Sunday morning (I justified it to myself, as the custard had eggs and milk in it!)

  5. Mrs Green says:

    @Michelle Morgan @ Eco-Centricity: I’ll make a note to myself to present it as a full recipe soon, Michelle πŸ™‚

    @CarSue: sounds lovely Sue; I love the challenge of something formally ‘inedible’ being turned into a delicacy.

    @Tracey: What a fab idea Tracey – soup as tasty stock πŸ˜€

    @Carrie: Yum sounds like a warm trifle!

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