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lemon sult pud done2There is limited availability of economical fresh seasonal fruit on which to base desserts in the colder months in Melbourne, rhubarb, citrus, apples, pears, but Australia produces some of the best dried fruit in the world, we should use it. My Mother and Grandmothers are a constant creative source of inspiration for thrifty home style family puddings. This winter pudding recipe is another of my Mum’s.  It makes a warming self saucing style of pudding, delicious served with a dob of cream, ice cream or yoghurt. This recipe makes a large pudding, big enough for 8 serves or divided between 8 x 1 cup individual ovenproof dishes.

60g butter

1/2 cup sugar

1 egg

Zest of one lemon

1/2 cup sultanas

1 1/2 cups SR flour

1/2 cup milk

For the sauce:

2/3 cup brown sugar

1 tablespoon golden syrup

Juice of 1 large lemon

1 tablespoon butter

1 1/2 cups water

Preheat the oven to 170C. Grease a large ovenproof dish.

Cream the butter, lemon zest and sugar. Beat in the egg. Stir in the sultanas, then stir in the milk and flour bit by bit until well mixed. Spoon into the ovenproof dish and smooth the surface. Combine the sauce ingredients in a  small saucepan. Bring to the boil, then gently pour oven the pudding batter. Bake for 35 – 40 minutes for a large pud, or approx 20 minutes for individual poddings. When done the pudding will be floating on the sauce and be firm to touch.



About ladyredspecs

I live in sunny Brisbane, Australia. My love of good food drives me as a cook, a reader, a traveller, an artist and but mostly as an eater. I cooked professionally for many years but have no formal training. Simply guided by a love of eating good food, respect for ingredients and an abhorrence of artificial additives, I cook instinctively applying the technical know how acquired by experience. I hope you enjoy what I share Sandra AKA ladyredspecs

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This entry was posted on May 23, 2012 by in Desserts, Food, Fruit Desserts, Warm Puddings and tagged , , , , , .
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