Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Steamed Treacle Pudding

Quicker than your normal Christmas pudding

Lola and Me and our housemate Sarah decided to have an Christmas dinner before we all go our separate ways for the break. We took a course each and I got pudding - I'd been wanting to make this for a while now - so any excuse and a pudding is a pudding at Christmas time

Serves 10

6oz unsalted butter - room temperature

4 tablespoons of golden syrup

1 orange - zest and juice

6 oz soft brown sugar

3 eggs - beaten together
1 tsp black black treacle

6 oz self raising flour

Butter your pudding basin - I got a 3 litre one - but it would fit into a two litre one. Combine the golden syrup and orange juice and zest - add it to the greased basin.

In a bowl beat together sugar and butter. Then slowly add the beaten eggs and combine well together. Next add in the black treacle - and combine well. Sieve in your flour , mixing all the time.
Spoon the mixture gently into the basin.

Cover the basin with the fitted lid - or cover with greaseproof paper and then cover with tin foil - with a crease down the centre - secure with some string.
Place in a large saucepan - with boiling water halfway up the sides of the basin. Cover and simmer for two hours. Check regularly to make sure it doesn't boil dry.

When ready - remove lid - place a clean plate on top and then gently turnover - as there will be a nice amount of treacly orange syrup flying around - Lola's phone loved it - sorry honey!
Serve with custard - or pouring/whipped cream - which ever you like. I quite like cold custard to contrast with the hot sweat steamy pudding. It looks pretty impressive on the plate too! Serve with custard or cream - enjoy!

This dessert really went down a treat.


Daily Spud said...

I could go for that treacle pud in a big way - lovely!

Lu said...

Hey Spud - it's a good one alright, happy christmas - and all the best for a spud-ful new year!

Anonymous said...

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Lu said...

Hey Anon - thanks for the lovely comments - we're having great fun with it - lots more in 2010 - I promise!

aoife mc said...

Yummm - you know, it looks much nicer than a traditional christmas pudding as well.

Hope you all had a lovely holiday.


Just Cook It said...

Looks fantastic. A truly proper pud, that's for sure.