Friday, 1 February 2013

Quick-Fix Treacle Pudding

Brrr, it's a bit chilly out, isn't it? What an excellent excuse to whip up another "quick-fix" microwaveable pudding. This time I had some leftover treacle I wanted to use up... the results is an incredibly sweet but satisfying pudding, best served with lashings of custard!

As this one is cooked in the microwave, cooking times may vary and I'm afraid the only way you'll find out is trial and error! In my microwave, this take 2 minutes 30 seconds on a medium-high heat setting, but you'll know the sponge is done as it will be set but still sticky on the top. Finally – you will need a microwaveable bowl for this one.

2tbsp treacle (or golden syrup, if you prefer)
50g margarine
50g caster sugar
1 medium egg
50g self-raising flour

Custard, to serve

Prep time: less than 5 minutes
Cook time: less than 3 minutes
Serves 2-4 (depending how hungry/greedy you're feeling!)

  1. Lightly grease a microwavable bowl (I used a frylight spray to give a light coating of oil) then pour your treacle into the bottom of it.
  2. Put all of the other ingredients (except the custard) into a mixing bowl and beat until a smooth batter has formed.
  3. Pour the batter into the microwavable bowl, being sure to cover all of the treacle, then microwave on a medium-high heat for two-and-a-half minutes, until the pudding is set and spongy, but still a little sticky on top. Carefully remove the bowl from the microwave (careful, it will be hot!) and place on the side to rest for 2-3 minutes, uncovered. (You could use this time to heat up your custard!)
  4. Place a serving plate upside-down on top of the microwavable bowl, and carefully (it's still hot!) flip this upside down to turn your pudding out. Let the treacle drizzle down the sides for another minute or so, then serve immediately.
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