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Summertime and the puddings are easy. From blackcurrant buns to chilled rice with apricots, Nigel Slater has brilliant recipes for the soft-fruit and berry season

Nigel Slater’s five summer fruit puddings

It isn't summer without fruit and cream. Glorious scarlet berries, glistening currants, juicy peaches and thick yellow cream.

At once sweet and piercingly tart, blackcurrants are the most lovable of summer fruits, here paired with almonds in a tasty tart and with poppy seeds in Chelsea buns. By Nigel Slater

Nigel Slater’s blackcurrant recipes

Nigel Slater’s black currant buns (cream cheese pastry)

Nigel Slater’s five summer fruit puddings

Summertime and the puddings are easy. From blackcurrant buns to chilled rice with apricots, Nigel Slater has brilliant recipes for the soft-fruit and berry season

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Nigel Slater's orange and lemon apricot cake with icing

Nigel Slater’s Valentine’s Day cake recipes

Nigel Slater's orange and lemon apricot cake with icing. With a chocolate hazelnut cake.

Hot Cross Bun and Apricot Bread and Butter Pudding is ideal for that.  It is everything a proper pudding should be – comforting, sweet and looking every bit as good as it tastes.  It takes 15 minutes to prepare and the oven does the rest of the work.  Perfect with ice cream, custard, cream or yoghurt, whatever suits your palate.  It serves 6 - 8.  For the recipe search Holly Cooks apricot bread and butter pudding or

Hot cross bun and apricot bread and butter pudding

Hot cross bun and apricot bread and butter pudding - Holly Cooks

Nigel Slater’s Christmas fruit and nut recipes

Nigel Slater’s Christmas fruit and nut recipes

Delve into a flavourful, slightly rich and ultimately satisfying comfort-food dish from Nigel Slater

Nigel Slater’s sautéed mushrooms and butterbean mash recipe

Cinnamon toast piled with three-fruit compote and powdered sugar

Nigel Slater’s berry and stone fruit recipes

Treasure the season’s crop of berries and currants. They make the perfect pudding served with toasted brioche or whipped into a summer smoothie, says Nigel Slater

Honey Mascarpone Tart with Almond Crust, Apricot Compote  thesepeasarehollow.blogspot.com

These Peas are Hollow-Honey Mascarpone Tart w/Almond Crust, Apricot Compote, & Almond Glass **recipe appears after several wonderful cake recipes** round or rectangular tart

Nigel Slater’s crumble balances tart Bramley apples with a topping that’s made extra crunchy by demerara sugar and oats.

Nigel Slater's apple crumble

A new variation on a spaghetti and meatball theme. By Nigel Slater

Nigel Slater’s sausage meatballs with leek tagliatelle recipe

Sausage Meatballs and Leek Linguine. A new variation on a spaghetti and meatball theme. By Nigel Slater

Nigel Slater’s sweet summer tarts Take your pick from brightly coloured berries and sharply flavoured apricots… Few things go together better than soft fruits and crisp crusts

Nigel Slater’s sweet summer tarts