Tuesday, 27 April 2010

Treacle Sponge Pudding Daring Bakers Challenge April 2010

The April 2010 Daring Bakers’ challenge was hosted by Esther of The Lilac Kitchen.

She challenged everyone to make a traditional British pudding using, if possible, a very traditional British ingredient: suet.
When I read the challenge for this months DB , I was a bit reluctant as one of the ingridients they use for pudding are suet and that is something I really don't want to use.
But I din't had to worry at all as on the end og the post she had told if you don't want to use don't use suet, the main thing is it has to be a steamed pudding.

She gave us a really free hand, we could make what ever recipe we wanted and she gave us few links to delicious pudding club etc.....
I choosed to do a pudding from one of my favourite Brittish pastey chef James Martin, i have his book called Desserts and I love that book.
The chocolate sauce I made was from this book too.

I don't think I can call this Treacle pudding as I forgot to add treacle, while we were having the dessert, i was saying in the book the pic was looking really chocolate brown and mine is so light and then suddenly I realized I forgot to add treacle.


I halfed the recipe which is given here as we are only three at home and this amount of ingridients you can serve for 6 to 8 ppl.
I served the pudding with a butterscotch sauce with ginger.

3 tbsp golden syrup, plus 3-4 tbsp extra to serve. ( i used more syrup
175 gm self raising flour
1 rounded tsp of baking powder
175 gm very soft butter
3 large eggs
175 gm of light brown sugar
1 tbsp black treacle ( ofcourse I forgot to add them)


Butter 4 individual small puding pan. Cut for each double thickness of kitchen foil.
Add 1 tbsp if golden syrup into each pan.
Sift the flour and baking powder into a large mixing bowl and add the soft butter, eggs sugar and black treacle.
Using an electric hand whisk ( or a large fort and a lot of elbow grease) beat the mixture for about 2 minutes or untill it has throughly blended.Spoon the mixture into the pudding pans and use the back of the spoon to leverl the top. ( fill only 3/4 of the pans)

Cover the pans with the foil, making a pleat in the center. Pull the foil down the outside of the basin and tie in place around the rim with string, taking the string over the top and tying it on the other side to make a handle for easy lifting. Trim of the excess foil all the way round.

Place the pudding in a steamer fitted over a saucpan of boiling water ans steam the pudding for 40 to 45 minutes. checking the water level half way through.
To serve, loosen the pudding all around using a palate knife, invert it into a warmed plate and pour the extra syrup over the top and enjoy.
I didn't use the syrup, i made a light butterscotch saice with ginger to serve.
You can also serve this with custard, icecream or just cream.

Vedict: First time I am making a steamed pudding and we all loved it. Even hubby who like more savoury food said that this was indeed a very delcious dessert.

43 comments:

Aps said...

When M on such a diet u r posting such a yum thing...... Wish I cud eat tht now without even botherin... Do pass me tht suring my weekend :) luks fantab

MeetaK said...

lovely idea to do the treacle pudding! great going on your challenge!

Aparna said...

From the way your pudding looks, I don't think the lack of treacle makes any difference. Lovely flavours too.

Priya said...

Woww thats a gorgeous pudding, looks tempting and awesome..

s said...

it looks so elegant..even with the forgotten treacle....love it love it love it!

Angie's Recipes said...

Never had this pudding before...looks so delicious!

sayantani said...

thats a chic looking pudding. looks so creamy and lip smacking.

Nachiketa said...

treacle or no treacle ... looks lovely... :)

Cheers,
The Variable, Crazy Over Desserts - Nachiketa
Catch me on facebook @ Crazy Over Desserts

Ivy said...

What a gorgeous pudding. It sounds delicious.

Bharathy said...

HC that was tooo fast, a comment babe..:) :)...was still editing ;)..
lemme go thru your yummy post and get back here...:)

Bharathy said...

Pudding that can have some enriched butterscotch flavour..a sticky sauce..
wowieeeee I am falling for that yummy thing !!!
very new and classic!

lissie said...

the pudding looks so yummy... I am drooling!

Nostalgia said...

That looks delicious indeed.

SathyaSridhar said...

Heyy Finla,,pudding looks delicious n perfect dear....

Yasmeen said...

I love how moist and rich your pudding looks :D

elra said...

Oh Yummy, I like treacle pudding. Well done for this month challenge.

Gloria said...

Absolutely nice and beauty Happy cook!! gloria

Pavithra said...

Lovely flavors playing around ur plate dear... yummy sauce too.

Deeba PAB said...

Super Yum F... I'd love to do a treacle pudding, and that butterscotch sauce is calling my name. YUM!!

Laavanya said...

I've never tasted treacle but I've imagined it to be super sweet, thick and tasty after reading abt it in Alice in Wonderland... sounds fabulous and that sauce.. yum.

Ria Mathew said...

Loved what you have done with the challenge! It looks delicious!

P.S. Jobin loves that I am a part of DB :D

suma said...

Super YUMM!!! I have never tried steaming a pudding, seeing so many here is insipring me to try!!

Shabitha Karthikeyan said...

Pudding looks great..awesome pic too..

Rachel said...

Great flavours..something I would love to try real soon

Maria♥ said...

You can't beat a good british pudding. I love Treacle Sponge Pudding and yours turned out really delish!

Maria
x

sra said...

what;s in a name - you can call it 'the treacle pudding that was not'. Looks rich, ooey gooey n supremely satisfying

Swapna said...

Delicious Pudding! Love it!

Gulmohar said...

Wonderful..even without treacle it looks fabulous ! guess you enjoyed the challenge :-)

The Betz Family said...

Looks great to me even without the treacle! Nice job on your challenge!

Superchef said...

Whoo Hoo!! I want one right now!!!

Home Cooked Oriya Food said...

lovely looking pudding...

Cakelaw said...

This looks devine Happy Cook - I love a good treacle pud.

Cakelaw said...

This looks devine Happy Cook - I love a good treacle pud.

Chef Jeena said...

Fabulous treacle pudding I can just taste the syrup now mmmmmmmmmm!

The beef ramen dish sounds fantastic too! :)

Sushma Mallya said...

wow pudding looks fantastic, very tempting...

Priti said...

Looks so gud...lovely click...

Cham said...

I never tasted this one, look like a great challenge!

5 Star Foodie said...

It looks and sounds terrific with or without treacle!

Bong Mom said...

This looks so good, I have never had treacle pudding so didn't even miss treacle ;-)

Sumi said...

looks cute

Barbara Bakes said...

I had to Google treacle to see what it was. But your pudding looks luscious without it.

Sophie said...

What a fantastic & amazing looking dessert!!

Very uniue & so flavourfull too!!

Now, I would like to devour the lot!

MMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMM,...What's not to love???

pigpigscorner said...

Found another great way to use treacle!