I participated in a recent swap and my partner, *maryL* sent me 2 wonderful cookbooks. This recipe was in the one entitled "Family Cooking". Using my trusty scale, I converted the ingredients list to US measurement and served this pudding to dinner guests and everyone raved. Warning: It is very sweet!
- add 1 tablespoon water
- add 8 tablespoons creme fraiche or ready-made custard
- add 1/2 cup sugar
- add 4 tablespoons golden syrup or honey
- add 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
- add 2 medium eggs
- add 1/2 cup butter
- add 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
- add 1 cup flour
- add 1/2 teaspoon salt
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- Cut circles of parchment paper to fit the bottom of 4 (5 oz) ramekins.
- Spray the ramekins with non-stick cooking spray and place the circles in the bottom.
- Mix together the flour, baking powder and salt; set aside.
- Cream the butter and sugar until pale and creamy; stir in vanilla.
- Gradually beat in beaten eggs, alternating with 1 tablespoon of flour; beating well after each addition.
- When the mixture is smooth, add any remaining flour and fold in gently.
- Add a tablespoon of water and mix to form soft dough that will drop easily off a spoon.
- Divide the mixture among the 4 ramekins, place on baking sheet and bake in a preheated oven for 25 minutes or until firm and golden brown.
- Allow the puddings to stand for 5 minutes; run a sharp knife around sides and turn out on dessert plate, discarding paper.
- Heat the syrup or honey and pour over the puddings; garnish with a couple of tablespoons crème fraiche or ready-made custard.