This is my favourite time of year. June just feels so full of promise - and when the sun is shining, there's no other time I like better. I think a big part of it, however, is the delicious produce that's available at this time of year. British asparagus season is a true highlight of my year, and I have no shame about that. I try to avoid my favourite summer produce at any other time - raspberries, strawberries, asparagus and all that good stuff just can't live up to their summer promise at any other time. That moment when you catch the scent of fresh, sweet, ripe strawberries? Is one of the very best things about being alive, I'm pretty sure of it.
These little puddings are the perfect way to showcase some of the very best of June - tart rhubarb, super sweet strawberries and a lovely, buttery crumble punctuated with creamy, nutty pistachios. You can make them all as one big pudding to serve a group or pop them into ramekins for individual desserts - either for a fancy dinner party situation or just to sit in front of the telly on a summer evening (especially when the weather doesn't quite match up to how summery this tastes...).