Need a quick but delicious pudding for dessert just because you want some comfort food in a hurry on a rainy and windy day, or for just no particular reason? A self saucing pudding always hits the mark. This post is laced with nostalgia, focusing on a pudding recipe that Mr. HRK passed on to me from his Mum Jessie, a long time ago. All of the ingredients were already in my pantry so that was easy. I added dried blueberries to the batter instead of using currants or sultanas, as that's what I had left over from making my Rustic Blueberry Scones. I always try to keep a couple of packets of dried blueberries on hand as they come in so handy.
I thought this pudding was really delicious, however Mr. HRK said he prefers it with sultanas, but he still managed to eat half of it in one sitting with egg custard. We have a joke in our family about favourite family recipes, and I hear their voices in my head regularly, "Don't mess with the original recipe Mum". Sometimes I go a little bit deaf though and make a couple of tweeks to the recipe just to make life interesting. Sultanas and mixed dried fruit would have been much more economical to use than dried blueberries when Jessie was probably making this dessert in the 60s and 70s.. I don't remember ever seeing dried blueberries during that era, they would have been a luxury item, however I love eating them now.
Before we went on holidays 2 months ago I used up a lot of my more perishable pantry items and didn't replace them, including dried fruit as it is a long time to be out of the house and during the wet season things can go a bit mouldy, not that they did this time. So I have been gradually stocking up again on essentials as I realise a need, including dare I say, toilet paper ha, ha.
1 cup SR flour (or sift 1 cup of plain flour and 2 teaspoons of baking powder)
1/2 cup dried blueberries or currants, sultanas or any mixed fruit ( I used Angus Park dried Blueberries) Throw in some more if you like it really fruity.
1 level tablespoon butter
1 level tablespoon golden syrup
1/2 cup milk
1/2 cup sugar or 1/4 cup honey ( if you don't like things too sweet)
Mix flour, dried blueberries, milk, sugar and salt into a dough. Press into a greased pie dish.
Mix 1 cup boiling water with the butter to the golden syrup, and pour slowly and gently over the dough.
Bake for 30 minutes in a moderate oven.
The following are photos from a time previously when I made this with mixed fruit in a pyrex pie dish. It still tasted delicious.
Happy cooler days, hoping we have seen the last of the heat. Have a wonderful weekend my friends and please stay healthy.
PS to my blogging friends who use Google Blogger, my spellcheck function has disappeared
from my list of tabs, is it still on yours. Thanks . I'm having trouble with formatting on this post so perhaps its all linked.
Such a comforting and delicious dessert!ReplyDelete
Thanks Angie. Yes this kind of pudding ticks all the boxes.Delete
Pauline, it shows how much I know about Blogger...I didn't know there was a spellcheck function 😉ReplyDelete
I used to use it all the time Chel, so I can't understand why it has disappeared. We all use different aspects of blogger I guess. I don't think I dreamt it, LOL. Thanks so much for your reply.Delete
nothing nicer than a warm pudding on a cold night. I like dried blueberries too, tho dried cherries are my fave. i use blogger, and it's always a pain in the backside but i've never noticed nor used a spellcheck function so i have no idea if it was ever there or has gone... i haven't dared try the 'new' blogger in case some disaster happens to my old one:)ReplyDelete
Sherry I looked at the new Blogger and then steered clear of it. Perhaps I should try it out on a test site to see if there are any advantages. Too much to lose if it goes wrong. Thanks for your feedback.Delete