MY SPECIAL EVE’S PUDDING
Pre heat oven 180c/350f/mark4 gas
This is for a 5”x7” dish or 7“ round deep pie dish or sponge tin…
(serves 3-5 depending on appetite lol)
NB ... POSSIBLE ERROR in cup conversion below....All the sites state that 8oz of floor = 1 cup
I go by weight BUT I used a cup measure for some baking today and checked the weight...
It was nearer to only 6oz so I thought I had better warn you ...I did not pack it down in the cup though.
Might be worth checking if using any of my recipes .
1 Bramley apple, peeled and chopped into small pieces
1 eating apple, peeled and chopped finely
3 tsp lemon juice
I tsp cinnamon
2 oz marg/butter
3 oz castor sugar
Lastly fold in
4 oz SR flour,
a little at a time and a
Splash of milk,
to create a dropping consistency.
Grease the dish well and sprinkle sugar (brown or white) over the base.
Cover the base with the chopped apple mixture.
Drizzle Maple Syrup or Honey over the apples (amount to your taste)
Spoon the sponge mix evenly over the apples and smooth out with a fork
There should be just enough to cover the apple thinly.
Bake for about 30 mins … topping should be firm to the touch and golden brown
Types of flour and methods of measuring vary from country to country. I have realized that you probably don’t have Self Raising flour in the US so use All Purpose, with a little raising agent as though you were making a cake.
4oz is ½ cup 3oz is about 1/3cup …A US ½ stick of butter is 2oz …hope that’s a help.
Double the quantities above for a 8” square dish …for a larger family …mine served 3 adults and 2 kids …I like it warm with custard but cream would be nice too. Best eaten when warm, on the day it is baked.
Use any apples but I like the mix of a cooker that breaks down and an eater that stays in shape. If you have pears then use them instead …good way to use autumnal fruit as I remember Mum making one with brambles picked in the woods instead of the eating apple but she always used Bramley cooking apples in it …maybe because we had a tree in the garden. They break down quickly creating an apple sauce texture so use any variety that softens well if Bramleys are not around.
Have fun …hope it works for you. xx