When I heard about The Pudding Bar I thought that I must be dreaming. A whole place dedicated to puddings?! It was like Christmas and all my birthdays had come at once! So last time I was in London, I refused to leave without visiting this heavenly little café that made all my senses tingle the second I opened the door.
After The Great British Bake-Off’s Baked Alaska ‘bingate’ tragedy, I could not resist the temptation to sample the mouth-wateringly tempting Spiced Apple Baked Alaska with Maple Syrup Ice Cream. Luckily, no one had left the ice cream out of the freezer this time and my Baked Alaska was served as a visual masterpiece. No one could ever regret making this choice. My mouth and taste buds have never been blessed with such an explosion of fantastic flavours. I am not even sure that there are words to describe my experience at The Pudding Bar. I am completely and utterly enamoured with the place.
Cutting my fork into my pudding, it slid through the soft, gooey, marshmallow-like Italian meringue that coated the wonderful frozen surprise of thick and creamy maple syrup ice cream and warm, spiced apple cake. It was like heaven on a fork and I just could not comprehend how perfect the flavour combination that entered my mouth was. The fact that this was all accompanied by a warm maple syrup sauce truly was just the icing on the cake. It was phenomenal. And the crunchy caramelised apples on the side were a lovely addition that just added an extra textural dimension to the whole dish.
The deep tones of the spiced apple cake were the perfect balance to the smokey maple syrup icing and the sweetest most beautiful meringue I have ever tasted. The Pudding Bar certainly knows what it is doing when it comes to pudding! This is not a place to miss out on, and considering it is only a pop-up bar, you need to get your skates on or you may be too late! What are you waiting for? Go!