Easy Steamed Pudding

    1 hour 55 min

    This is an easy recipe that can be adapted to use many different flavours. Try adding lemon zest or treacle or syrup or dried fruit. It is lighter than the normal suet puddings. As always, serve with warm custard.

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    Serves: 6 

    • 115g (4oz) butter
    • 115g (4oz) caster or soft brown sugar
    • 2 eggs
    • 170g (6oz) 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 2 pint (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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    Reviews in English (5)


    Something else. i put golden syrup in the base of the bowl, and added sultanas to the mixure. yum yum  -  18 Nov 2010


    I found that it didn't cook the pudding through by the time given so I finished cooking the pudding in the microwave.  -  06 Oct 2008


    great receipt, very tasty and simle to make. no excuse to mess this up. and i'm a man  -  18 Nov 2010