Sunday, 19 February 2012

Steamed Pudding!

By popular demand here is my recipe for Chocolate and Cherry Steamed Pudding. Don't be put off by the length of time it takes to make... your part is done in minutes the rest is down to the oven!

125g Unsalted Butter (very soft)
125g Caster Sugar
3 Large Eggs
100g Self Raising Flour
1/2tsp Baking Powder
4tbs Cocoa Powder
1 Jar of Cocktail Cherries (225g)

A sheet of foil

Pre heat the oven to 160C/325F/Gas Mark 3. Half fill a roasting tin with water and put it in the oven. Grease a pudding basin, a pirex bowl will do the job just as well.

Mix all the ingredients including half on the syrup from the cherries but not the cherries themselves until thoroughly combined. Then throw in the cherries!

Spoon into basin. Take foil and make a pleat in the middle (to give the pudding room to rise) place this on top and secure.

Place in roasting tin of water and cook for about an hour (should feel firm to touch).

Turn out and serve with a big dollop of cream!