Saturday, September 05, 2009
Fast and fruity
Last week in sunny Geneva it was all about the ice cream. This week back in the autumnal UK I'm suddenly craving hot puddings with custard. This is a twist on one of our favourites and literally takes about 10 minutes to prepare and bake.
Fastest ever fruity pudding
You'll need two small microwaveable pudding bowls and a microwave. I use two teacups but you can always re-use the plastic pudding moulds that come with shop bought puddings!
Ingredients (makes two puddings)
50 grams each of self-raising flour, butter, and sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla essence
2 dessert spoons of mixed berries with juice
Soften the butter then combine with the flour, sugar, egg and vanilla essence.
Place a spoonful of mixed berries into the base of each pudding bowl and then divide the pudding mix between the two bowls covering the berries. Make sure that there is some room between the top of the pudding mix and the top of the bowl as the pudding will rise.
Cook in the microwave for 3 minutes on high, then leave to rest for one minute before loosening the puddings from the bowls using a knife and turning them out.
Serve with custard, cream, or ice cream.