In Britain, Italian pizzas and Indian curries are now as popular as traditional roast beef and Yorkshire pudding!  This recipe is both delicious and traditional...

English Summer Pudding

3 1/3 cups mixed berries (raspberries, strawberries, blackberries, etc.)
1 5/8 cup sugar
about 6 slices of slightly dry sliced white bread
1 tablespoon water

Wash the fruit.  Take out any stalks.  Put the fruit, sugar and water in a pan and cook gently for three minutes.  Cut the crusts off the bread.  Use all but one slice to line the bottom and sides of 1 quart mixing bowl.  Fill the bowl with the cooked berries and make a lid from the last slice of bread.  Put a flat plate on top of the pudding and press it all down with a heavy can.  Put it in the refrigerator overnight.  Turn out onto a plate, and serve with whipped cream.