Black pudding, poached egg and soldiers

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Ingredients

  • white wine vinegar
  • olive oil
  • 200 g quality black pudding
  • 2 x 5cm-thick slives of bloomer loaf
  • 2 large free-range ggs
  • unsalted butter
  • Marmite or Vegemite

Method

Put a pan of water on to boil and add a pinch of sea salt and a splash of vinegar.

Heat a medium frying pan to high and add a little oil. Pull the skin off your black pudding, then crumble it into the pan. When it starts to crisp, pop your bread in the toaster.

When the pudding looks and tastes done spoon it onto kitchen paper to drain while you poach your eggs.

Stir the boiling water to create a motion that will help the egg white wrap around neatly. Don’t make a fuss, just crack in the eggs (you might want to do 3 in case you break one, as I often do). They will cook in a few minutes, depending on how you like them.

Butter your toast then smear it with a thin layer of Marmite or Vegemite. Cut each slice into soldiers.

Serve a poached egg next to the toast, sprinkle over the black pudding and dig in.

Jools’ easy creamy rice pudding

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Ingredients

  • 120 g risotto or pudding rice
  • 800 ml unsweetened almond milk , or regular milk, plus an extra splash
  • 4 tablespoons maple syrup or runny honey
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla paste , (or you can scrape out the seeds from a vanilla pod, if you have one)
  • 1 handful of blueberries
  • 1 ripe banana

Method

Put the rice, milk, 200ml of water, half the maple syrup or honey and the vanilla into a large pan. Give it a good stir, then place the pan on a very low heat. Cook gently for around 45 minutes, or until thick and creamy, stirring regularly. Loosen the rice pudding with an extra splash of milk before serving, if needed. Peel and slice the banana, then serve the rice pudding scattered with the blueberries and banana and the remaining maple syrup or honey drizzled on top.

Tips & tricks: As a treat, I sometimes like to turn this into chocolate rice pudding by adding two tablespoons of quality cocoa powder in with the rest of the ingredients.

Tips

As a treat, I sometimes like to turn this into chocolate rice pudding by adding two tablespoons of quality cocoa powder in with the rest of the ingredients.