A Queenly Pudding for the Fairy Queen

An Elegant Summer Dish for the Queen of the Fairies

The fairies’ midwife?

Queen Mab is so described in Midsummer Night’s Dream. but our Queen may not be the one you’d call!
Get in the mood for Iolanthe with this elegant summer dish.

Queen Mab’s Pudding

4 oz of caster sugar
1 oz of gelatine
1 pint of milk
half pint of double cream
6 egg yolks
2 oz of glace or dried cherries
1 oz candied citron peel chopped
half tsp of vanilla extract or almond extract


Soak the gelatine in the milk for 30 minutes. Stir over a low heat until gelatine dissolves.
Add the sugar and stir until dissolved.
Take off the heat, let it cool slightly, add the egg yolks and cream.
Stir over the heat until mixture thickens. Do not let it boil.
Let it cool. Add the cherries, peel and extract. Stir until it starts to set.
Pour into a mould previously rinsed with cold water.
Leave to set.