Ginger steamed pudding (the easy way)

Ginger steamed pudding (the easy way)


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
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.
1. Grease a 2 pint ( 1.2 litre) pudding basin.

2. Mix together all the dry ingredients.

3. Rub in margarine and stir in all the other ingredients.

4. Put mixture in prepared basin. Cover loosely with cling film.

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.

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.

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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