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By Ruth Barnard

This pudding is inspired by Peter Rabbit's sisters, Flopsy, Mopsy and Cotton-tail from The Tale of Peter Rabbit by Beatrix Potter. In this story the sisters enjoy a delicious supper of bread, milk and blackberries. Using these three ingredients we have concocted a delicious bread and butter blackberry pudding that we think these bunnies would approve of.


“His mother put him to bed, and made some camomile tea; and she gave a dose of it to Peter! 'One table-spoonful to be taken at bed-time.' But Flopsy, Mopsy, and Cotton-tail had bread and milk and blackberries for supper” - From Beatrix Potter's The Tale of Peter Rabbit

Serves: Four greedy bunnies or six good little bunnies


Flopsy Lays the Bread. 

1. Spread butter and jam onto your bread slices.

2. Chop your slices into small triangles.


3. Lay triangles of bread along the bottom of your dish jam-side-up.

4. Scatter some blackberries onto your first layer and add a sprinkling of sugar if desired.

5. Arrange the rest of the bread on the top of your pudding making sure that the slices overlap a little.


Mopsy Pours on the Custard:

1. To make the ‘custard' whisk the eggs and two table spoons of sugar in a bowl.

2. Stir the milk into the egg mixture.


3. Pour your custard mix over the pudding making sure every inch is covered.

4. Add a scattering of blackberries and a sprinkling of sugar.

5. Cover and set aside in the fridge for at least 30 minutes

Cotton-tail Bakes and Serves the Pudding 

1. After a while in the fridge the pudding should have soaked in a lot of the custard mixture. Now, it's time to pop it in the oven for about 30- 40 minutes.

2. When the custard is set and pudding is a golden brown on top it is ready to eat.

3. Get Mrs Rabbit or Mr Bouncer to help you to take the pudding out of the oven. Then serve with a drizzle of fresh cream or milk and a few leftover blackberries.




We had chamomile tea with our pudding which is what Mrs Rabbit gives to Peter at bedtime
to make him feel better. Our tea had chamomile and lavender which was very relaxing - some may say it was quite “soporific.”


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