Basic Steamed Pudding

    1 hour 55 minutes

    An oldie but a goodie. You can vary this pudding recipe with different flavours, such as lemon zest, sultanas or other fruit. Serve with custard.

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    Serves: 6 

    • 125g butter or margarine
    • 125g caster or brown sugar
    • 2 eggs
    • 185g plain flour
    • 1 tablespoon baking powder
    • 2 tablespoons milk

    Preparation:25min  ›  Cook:1hour30min  ›  Ready in:1hour55min 

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

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    I tried this recipie tonight, the pudding had such a wonderful crumb. I made an apple and rhubarb mix and put on the bottom of my pudding basin.  -  27 Mar 2014


    Something else. i put golden syrup in the base of the bowl, and added sultanas to the mixure. yum yum  -  18 Nov 2010  (Review from Allrecipes UK & Ireland)


    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  (Review from Allrecipes UK & Ireland)