Main content
Sorry, this episode is not currently available

Heston recreates the 1660 irresistible recipe for Quaking Pudding, but finds it extraordinarily difficult to perfect. From October 2013.

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.

15 minutes

Credits

Role Contributor
Reader Heston Blumenthal
Reader Hugh Dennis
Producer Jane Marshall
Abridger Jane Marshall
Author Heston Blumenthal

Broadcasts

Audio Books

Audio Books

Exceptional books and readings.

Short stories to keep

Short stories to keep

The fiction podcast featuring the best stories from the UK's finest writers

Sample our books and authors Clip Collection

Sample our books and authors Clip Collection

Interviews, previews and reviews

Books website

Books website

Get closer to books with in-depth articles and radio & TV highlights.