Easy Pudding

Easy Pudding


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About this recipe: A simple pudding, served best with warm custard. To vary flavours, add lemon zest or honey or dried fruit.


Serves: 6 

  • 115g butter
  • 115g caster or soft brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 170g plain flour
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 2 tablespoons milk

Prep:25min  ›  Cook:1hr30min  ›  Ready in:1hr55min 

  1. Cream the butter and sugar in a bowl until fluffy and almost white.
  2. Gradually add the beaten eggs, mixing vigorously.
  3. Seive the flour and baking powder into a bowl.
  4. Gradually incorporate the flour into the mixture as lightly as possible, keeping to a dropping consistency by adding a little milk.
  5. Place in a greased 1.2 litre pudding bowl, and cover with greaseproof paper and secure with string.
  6. Place basin in a large pot or in a steamer insert of a stock pot, and fill with water until 2/3's of the pudding bowl is covered with water.
  7. Cover pot and steam the pudding for 1 - 1 1/2 hours - checking every so often to see if water needs topped up.
  8. Remove from pot, take off paper and run a spatula around the edge of the bowl to release the pudding.
  9. Serve with custard.

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