Pouding chômeur

    55 min

    Pouding chômeur is a classic Quebec dessert that translates as 'Poor man's pudding'. A syrup is poured on top of the cake mixture before baking and it turns into a delicious sauce that gathers at the bottom of the dish.

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    Serves: 6 

    • 125g plain flour
    • 1 ½ teaspoons baking powder
    • 1 big pinch of salt
    • 280g brown sugar
    • 250ml water
    • 2 teaspoons butter
    • 2 teaspoons butter or baking fat
    • 150g caster sugar
    • 1 egg
    • 80ml milk
    • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

    Prep:15min  ›  Cook:40min  ›  Ready in:55min 

    1. Preheat oven to 180 C / Gas 4. Combine flour, baking powder and salt in a bowl; set aside.
    2. Prepare the syrup by combining the brown sugar, water and butter in a saucepan; bring to the boil and simmer gently for 8 minutes.
    3. Prepare the batter by beating butter or baking fat in a bowl. Gradually add sugar, then beat in the egg. Gradually beat in the flour mixture, alternating with milk. Add vanilla. Transfer the cake batter into a (23x13cm) loaf tin.
    4. Pour the warm syrup on top of cake batter. Bake until the cake is set and the syrup falls the bottom, around 30-40 minutes.

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