Solidarity Pudding

I took a long walk with a dear friend this morn­ing and he com­men­ted that of all the words to crys­tal­lize the mean­ing of friend­ship, solid­ar­ity is per­haps the best. So this week’s post is an Ode to Solid­ar­ity. As Laurence J. Peter said so wisely, ‘you can always tell a real friend: when you’ve made a fool of your­self he doesn’t feel you’ve done a per­man­ent job.’

I love the sub­stan­tial, com­fort­ing heft of the word solid­ar­ity. The mere sound of it would pro­tect against the cold­est of winter winds and the bleak­est of times, just like the best of friends.

So here is my Solid­ar­ity Pud­ding — a warm­ing apple and almond con­fec­tion — to be served to your closest allies and greatest defend­ers.

Solidarity Pudding

Serves 6 Friends

6 eat­ing apples — Roy­al Gala are good for this

40g soft brown sug­ar

1 tea­spoon Chinese five spice powder

140g but­ter

120g caster sug­ar

2 eggs

120g ground almonds

2 table­spoons self-rais­ing flour

Hand­ful of flaked almonds

Pre­heat the oven to 180 degrees C. Peel, core and slice the apples and mix with the soft brown sug­ar, the five spice powder and 20g of the but­ter, which you’ve melted. Place the fruit in a bak­ing dish around 18 cm in dia­met­er or sim­il­ar.

Cream the but­ter and caster sug­ar togeth­er until light and fluffy. Beat the eggs in a small bowl and add them gradu­ally to the but­ter mix­ture, mix­ing thor­oughly as you go. Stir the almonds and flour togeth­er and fold gently into the but­ter, sug­ar and eggs. Pour the mix­ture over the fruit, scat­ter the flaked almonds on top and bake in the oven for around 50 minutes or until golden brown. The pud­ding should still be a little gooey in the middle and served with cream.

Light the candles and eat your sub­stan­tial, nour­ish­ing Solid­ar­ity Pud­ding while you laugh like drains about old times.

Don’t walk in front of me

I may not fol­low

Don’t walk behind me

I may not lead

Walk beside me

And just be my friend

Albert Camus

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6 thoughts on “Solidarity Pudding

  1. Camus, the Peter of the fam­ous prin­ciple and Michelangelo’s Dav­id com­bined with a crack­ing recipe for an apple pud­ding. Who could ask for more. Won­der­ful.

  2. I did ‘La Peste’ for A Level French and couldn’t under­stand why no one loved it as much as I did — even my bril­liant French teach­er. I still think about it often and re-read it now and again — tho’ in Eng­lish these days I’m afraid. I just love the idea that you can be both a foot­baller and a philo­soph­er — well Camus could any­way.

  3. I sup­pose Eric Can­tona would have some­thing to say about that and Jean Paul Sartre was pretty good on foot­ball. But I agree with you about Camus.…

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