Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Another easy dessert

I found the recipe for this dessert on a blog that was put together by a few clever women who are regulars on foodie forums but didn't know their way around the blogging world. Gail took the bull by the horns and got one going, setting it up so that several people could post to it and now they have a number of contributors. What I love about it is it has regular and varied content, with each contributor having different styles and preferences. I think it makes it a really interesting place to visit and I am constantly inspired to cook from the recipes posted there. (Click here to check it out!)
This recipe is a WINNER (my thighs can vouch for it!!!). Another plus is that my son Rex has mastered it and is regularly whipping it up now. Self saucing puds are a real favourite of mine, I am always trialling chocolate versions, but this butterscotch one takes some beating. It is quickly made and oh so satisfying for a filling dessert! It makes plenty of sauce to go with the light spongy top and tastes fabulous. I found the original recipe needed more flour as it seemed a little 'wet' to me, so I added about an extra 1/3 c flour. I have not adjusted the recipe that follows so see how you go....

Butterscotch self-saucing pudding

Ingredients (serves 6)
3/4 cup brown sugar
1 1/4 cups (190g) self-raising flour
100g butter, melted
1 egg
1/2 cup (125ml) milk
4 tbs golden syrup
1 tbs cornflour
1 1/2 cups (375ml) boiling water
Double cream or ice cream, to serve

Preheat oven to 180°C. Grease a 1.5 litre (6 cup) ovenproof dish. Combine 1/4 cup of the brown sugar and all of the flour in a bowl. Add the melted butter, egg, milk and 2 tbs of the golden syrup and stir until combined. Spoon into greased dish.Combine the remaining 1/2 cup of brown sugar and cornflour. Sprinkle over the pudding mixture. Combine boiling water with the remaining 2 tbs of golden syrup. Pour over the top of the pudding mixture and bake for 40-45 minutes or until a skewer inserted into the centre comes out clean. Serve with double cream or ice cream.


Rhyleysgranny said...

That looks superb. I could just jump into it and I haven't had breakfast yet. It looks so simple to make too.

Maria♥ said...

Wow oh wow this is pudding heaven! I have made something similar in the past but this looks absolutely delish.


Anonymous said...

Hi Linda,

it's Amy G from / Vi's pantry etc. Just to say, that looks so wonderful! I have just put on a stone from looking at it - divine! :)

Amy xxx

Deborah said...

I don't think I've ever had a self saucing pudding, but this one looks too good to pass up!

Anonymous said...

I'm sorry, what is "golden syrup?" Is it corn syrup? I want to make this, it looks amazing, but please tell me what golden syrup is...

Thinking About Food said...

Not quite, it is more a caramel type of syrup, so corn syrup wouldn't be as nice. I found a link here which might help explain...

Brilynn said...

I've made chocolate self saucing pudding before but not butterscotch, it looks great!

Rosie said...

Absolutely delicous Linda I adore these self-saucing puds :)

Rosie x

Anonymous said...

This was so delicious. Thank you for sharing