A passion for puddings has boomed into a home-spun enterprise for a family who for more than a decade have been serving up treats in Solihull.
Dorothy, Don and daughter Justine Bridges run The Pudding Shop, a familiar face at the Solihull Farmers Market and now also the Fine Foods market run by Sketts Quality Events.
In 12 years they have not missed a farmers market which takes place in Solihull every first Friday of the month in High Street. They are also now attending the award-nominated fine and local foods market on the third Saturday of the month in Mell Square. They can also be found on the second Saturday of the month at Harborne market.
The Pudding Shop all began more than a decade ago when Don and Dorothy decided to retire to Upton on Severn where they started to bake steamed puddings in their own kitchen.
They started off on the Markets where the business continued to grow. They then moved into a production kitchen & Justine (their daughter) left her job at the time to work full time helping out with The Pudding Shop.
Located in the lovely town of Upton Upon Severn in Worcestershire the family make a huge selection of handmade traditional steamed puddings and now sell to pubs, restaurants and still enjoy returning to their regular markets.
Dorothy said: “We love our markets, over the years our customers have become our friends. We’ve been attending Solihull farmers Market for 12 year and never missed an event and started Solihull fine Foods as soon as this was available.”
Sketts market manager Russell Dean added: “The pudding shop have worked with us for over a decade now and is a great quality trader who is welcome at all our events and a joy to work with.”
Created from a recipe that was developed more than 50 years by Don’s grandmother, the family-run business delights in sharing the different puddings.
In the last 10 years The Pudding Shop has achieved the following:
• Sold over 350,000 Steam Puddings
• Attended over 1000 events
• Supplied Christmas Puddings for over 190,000 Christmas Lunches
• Sold Christmas Puddings in 21 different countries
• Used over 3 tons of Vine Fruit
Spotted Dick, Gorgeous Ginger & Rich Chocolate as well sponge puddings with delicious fruit, jam and toffee toppings.
Our range of Traditional, Handmade Gluten & Wheat Free Steamed Puddings includes all time favourites – chocolate, lemon & ginger
For more information visit www.thepuddingshop.co.uk or follow @thepuddingshop on Twitter