I cannot think of a more decadent, comforting, and easy dessert than this old-fashioned friend.


  • 100g pudding rice
  • A knob of butter
  • 40g Caster sugar
  • 700ml full fat milk
  • 500ml cream
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla bean paste
  • A grating of nutmeg

Sticky plums

  • 8 plums, halved and stoned
  • A tablespoon of caster sugar
  • A tablespoon of orange juice.


Rice Pudding

  1. Preheat the oven to 180c/ Gas mark 4
  2. Pour the milk, cream and vanilla into a pan and bring to the boil. Butter a small baking dish and ass the rice and the sugar, then pout over the hot vanilla milk and cream .
  3. Grate nutmeg on top and bake in the oven for 45 minutes to an hour until the rice is soft and a crust has formed.

Sticky plums

  1. Arrange the plums skin side down on a small ovenproof dish, sprinkle with sugar and drizzle with orange juice.
  2. Bake in the oven (at 180c Gas 4)- I do this while the rice pudding is baking.
  3. After ten minutes turn the plums and cook for another 5 minutes, set aside.
  4. Divide the rice pudding between 4 bowls and spoon the plums on top.