Ginger steamed pudding (the easy way)

Ginger steamed pudding (the easy way)

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Who’s got the time or patience to wait for something has yummy as a soft & fluffy steamed sponge pudding? Me neither, well at least not the patience anyhow ā˜ŗ
So instead of steaming your pudding for a couple of hours in a pan the traditional way, why not try the speedy, modern microwave method.
Here’s a recipe for a dreamy ginger pudding however there are many variations to choose from such as dried fruit, glace cherry, jam, golden syrup (treacle) or even chocolate!
Serves 6
Ingredients
8 oz ( 225 g ) self raising flour
Pinch salt
2 x 5 ml spoon (2 tsp) ground ginger
2 oz ( 50g ) margarine
2 oz ( 50g ) Caster sugar
2 x 15 ml spoon ( 2tbsp) golden syrup
2 medium eggs
2 x 15 ml spoon ( 2 tbsp ) milk.
Method
1. Grease a 2 pint ( 1.2 litre) pudding basin.
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2. Mix together all the dry ingredients.
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3. Rub in margarine and stir in all the other ingredients.
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4. Put mixture in prepared basin. Cover loosely with cling film.
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Microwave on full power for 4 minutes 650 with ( 3 1/2 minutes 800 w) appliances and times may vary. The pudding is cooked when it is firm and just dry on the surface.
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Top tip/twist
Add more flavour by putting 1 oz ( 25g) roughly chopped stem ginger to the mix before steaming. You could also add some syrup after if you fancy but not before as it may burn. I also added a few slices of orange and some blueberries for decoration mainly.
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All that’s left to do now is to pour over your luxurious homemade or in my case shop bought custard and your good to go …to that warm & comforting, happy place that feels like home & brings back wonderful childhood memories. ā™”

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