Apple Steamed Sponge Pudding

    35 minutes

    Very simple steamed sponge. Made in an electric steamer - YES it worked. I didn't want to put the oven on just to make a little sponge so tried this, I can't believe it worked out so delicious. Also very quick.

    6 people made this

    Serves: 4 

    • 90g butter or margarine
    • 90g caster sugar
    • 1 egg
    • 90g self raising flour
    • 1 good pinch ground cinnamon or nutmeg
    • 1 eating apple

    Preparation:10min  ›  Cook:25min  ›  Ready in:35min 

    1. Beat the butter with the sugar until soft. Beat in the egg add a little flour to stop it splitting. Add the rest of the flour and cinnamon with a metal spoon and fold in gently.
    2. Peel, core and dice the apple then put in the bottom of a greased heatproof bowl.
    3. The bowl you use has to fit in your steamer on the deepest shelf. You will only need the bottom shelf. See photo.
    4. Pour the sponge mix onto the apples. Make sure it covers them.
    5. Put the bowl in the bottom shelf and steam for 25 minutes.
    6. Remove from the steamer and leave the sponge for a few minutes to cool, then run a knife round the edge. Put a plate over and turn upside down. Serve with custard or cream.

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