Friday, May 31, 2013

How to Make Steamed Puddings

If you’re looking for one of the world’s tastiest steamed puddings, look no further! This unique recipe allows you to easily make a beautiful pudding yourself. Although steamed puddings may not be as difficult to make as other types of desserts (such as a Marbled Marquise), we’re sure you’ll agree that theses puddings are very tasty.

If you have never attempted to make a steamed pudding before, you will be amazed as to how simple the process actually is. So much so, that the most difficult part is probably making sure the butter is soft and creamy, which can be achieved by taking the butter out of the fridge, placing it on the table and leaving it to rest at room temperature for a couple of hours until it becomes soft. Not too difficult is it? Alternatively you could use the already available soft whipped margarine, however, this product rarely produces the same results in terms of flavour.

What you need:
  • 3 tbsp golden syrup
  • 1 tbsp black treacle
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 175g self raising flour
  • 175 softened butter
  • 175g light brown sugar
  • 3 large eggs
To Serve:
  • 3 tbsp golden syrup (extra)
  • Custard
The Method:
  1. Butter the dish to make it non-stick
  2. Add in the 3tbsp of golden syrup into the dish
  3. Find yourself a large mixing bowl and sift the flour, baking powder into it slowly adding the softened butter, sugar, eggs and black treacle while constantly mixing slowly
  4. Now use an electric hand whisk and beat the mixture for approximately 2 minutes or until it is thoroughly blended through making a very smooth texture
  5. Use a spoon to put the mixture into the dish and level the top of the mixture by using the back of the spoon
  6. Place a sheet of aluminium foil over greaseproof paper and in the centre make a pleat
  7. Place this sheet on top of the pudding with the aluminium foil side facing away from the pudding
  8. Pull the sheet down by the sides and finally tie a string around it (ensure that you tie the string over the top as well as onto the sides thus making yourself a handle for ease of lifting it up.
  9. If there is any excess paper left around, trim it with a pair of scissors
  10. Steam the pudding for approximately 2 hours
  11. Check once in a while to ensure that the water level is at least halfway through (as close to the halfway mark as possible)
  12. Once the pudding has finished steaming, loosen it all around by using a palette knife
  13. The trick to serve steamed puddings is to invert it quickly onto a warmed plate
  14. To serve, warm up the syrup and pour it all over the top of the pudding before placing at the table
  15. Compliment your pudding with chilled custard
 Two more easy recipes are here. The final thing you would now have to do is enjoy!

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