Sunday, May 1, 2011

Fruit sponge pudding

This is a quick and easy dessert for a cool evening which you can use with any kind of seasonal fruit.  Apples work particularly well, I sometimes add some frozen berries to it or at the moment you could make it with apple and feijoas.  The recipe comes from Annabel Langbein -
The Best of Annabel Langbein

I tend to use apples alot more these days ever since investing in my trusty apple peeler.
This little kitchen gadget has been a great find, my neighbour introduced me to it and I have since bought my own and several more as gifts.  It is definitely NOT one of those use once and fling to the back of the cupboard gadgets.  I use this regularly and it has been fantastic as a dessert substitute, my daughter will now happily eat an apple 'slinky' at the end of a meal!
Making stewed apple becomes a breeze too, this little machine peels, cores and slices in a flash so processing mass quantities of apples is effortless.  I have seen them available in kitchen shops but I got mine online from:
http://www.ezipeelers.co.nz/index.html


Old Fashioned Fruit Sponge

2-3 cups sweetened fruit
2 eggs
2 heaped tbsp sugar
2 tbsp flour
1 tsp baking powder

Preheat oven to 190C.  Place fruit in a shallow baking dish and place in oven while preparing sponge.  Beat eggs and sugar until very thick and creamy.  Lightly fold in flour and baking powder.  Pour over hot fruit.  Bake for 30 mins or until golden. Serve with cream or ice-cream.  Serves 4-6.