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Wednesday, 28 November 2012

Steamed Jam Pudding Like Mother Used To Make

Why are all the best tasting foods,in life so fattening?,but a treat now and then can do no harm, this jam pudding is to die for, served with creamy custard or thick cream. As a child I was always back for seconds of this pudding.



Steamed Jam Pudding

Ingredients

125 g./4 oz.butter
125 g./4 oz.sugar
2 eggs
225 g./8 oz.self-raising flour,sifted
pinch of salt
150 ml./5 fl.oz.milk
45 ml./3 tbs.jam ( of choice )

Method

a) Cream the butter and sugar together until fluffy
b) Beat in the eggs,then fold in the flour and salt,alternatively with the milk
c) Spoon the jam into the bottom of a well - greased heatproof basin,then spoon in the batter
d) Cover the basin with with a muslin cloth or foil across the opening to prevent water getting into 
     mixture
e) Put the basin into a large pan half-filled with hot water and steam over a low heat for 1,1/2 to 2 hours, or until a knife inserted into the centre of the pudding comes out clean. 

Serves 4