Tuesday, April 27, 2010

DB: Traditional English Pudding

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.

Well this challenge didn't work out that well. I actually managed to steam the pudding, but when it came to flipping it over....well lets just say it was one big mountain of steamed dough - tasty steamed dough! So after all I had something to work with. Filled it in glasses, topped it with whipped cream and fresh strawberries yummy!

I made a lemon steamed pudding with candied strawberry bits


Some extra whipped cream anybody?

Lemon Steamed Pudding:

150g butter, softened
  • 3/4 cup caster sugar
  • 2 large lemons, rind finely grated, juiced
  • 2 eggs, at room temperature
  • 1 1/2 cups self-raising flour

  • Grease a 6-cup capacity pudding basin. Line base with baking paper.
  • Using an electric mixer, beat butter, sugar and lemon rind until light and creamy. Add eggs, 1 at a time, beating well after each addition. Sift flour over mixture. Add 1/3 cup juice. Fold until just combined.
  • Spoon batter into basin. Smooth surface. Cover basin with baking paper and foil. Secure with string (see note). Place a trivet or inverted saucer in a large saucepan. Sit basin on trivet. Pour boiling water into saucepan so it comes halfway up side of basin. Cover saucepan. Cook pudding over medium heat for 1 1/2 hours, adding more boiling water as required.
  • Lift basin out of saucepan. Remove foil and paper. Turn pudding onto a warm plate. Top with lemon zest. Cut into wedges and serve with cream. (or whipped cream)

  • Original from: Taste.com


  1. delicious pictures *drool*

  2. Hehe, oh dear! It looks all the more divine for the new setting, and whipped cream can never be a bad thing.

  3. I actually love eating desserts in glasses so - looks delish

  4. If it's tasty I consider that a success! And I agree with the above comment from Nachiketa, very nice save!

  5. those turned out beautifully (even if it wasn't what you had planned)! well done.

  6. I'm ready with a desert spoon. I think it looks gorgeous! Yay for you!!

  7. wow honey that's some great amoung of heavy cream XD haha not seriously - wonderful, lemon, idea !

  8. As funny as it sounds, I think it was good that you needed to salvage your pudding. Because it looks gorgeous! :)

  9. Great salvage. Came out looking delicious.

  10. I love how you made it into something that looks so yummy!! Looks delicious!

  11. Great solution! I like the pudding in the glasses so much, very presentable and pleasing to the eyes :-)

    Sawadee from Bangkok,