Friday, August 17, 2007


I bring you a truly scrumptious recipe - Banana Butterscotch Pudding from Rachel Allen . . .

Serves 4-6
For the pudding:
125g plain flour
3 tsp or 1 tbsp baking powder
125g caster sugar
1 egg, beaten
1 banana, mashed
250 mul milk
1 tsp vanilla extract
85g butter, melted

For the topping:
100g soft brown sugar
2 tbsp golden syrup
150 ml boiling water

To serve:
Softly whipped cream or vanilla ice cream

Preheat the oven 180C/350F. Sift the flour and baking powder into a bowl. add the caster sugar. Mix together the beaten egg, the mashed banana, milk, vanilla extract and melted butter. Pour into the dry ingredients and stir to mix until combined. Pour this wet dough into a 1.25L pie dish and place the dish on a baking tray (a must because it will bubble over!)

To make the topping, put the brown sugar, golden syrup and boiling water into a saucepan. Bring to the boil and then drizzle it all over the pudding. Bake in the preheated oven for 30-40 minutes, or until it feels slightly firm in the centre. Serve with vanilla ice cream or softly whipped cream. If you're not going to serve the pudding immediately, keep it somewhere warm until you are ready - it sits quite happily.

Go on. Make it. You won't be disappointed.

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