Heston Blumenthal's name is synonymous with cutting edge cuisine but his inspiration comes from the history of British cooking. In 'Historic Heston' he chooses twenty eight dishes which span from medieval times to the late 19th Century. He takes them apart, then puts them together again with his own inimitable twist, so creating a sublime 21st Century take on ancient delicacies.
Today, Heston admits that he found the 1660 recipe for Quaking Pudding irresistible. "It is all about the quake." But it is extraordinarily difficult to perfect. Even so, for a chef who has such a passion for the history of British cuisine, our prowess with puddings just can't be ignored.
Written by Heston Blumenthal
Read by Heston Blumenthal and Hugh Dennis
Abridged and produced by Jane Marshall
A Jane Marshall production for BBC Radio 4.