I started this blog so my daughters could find all of our family favourite recipes in one place. It has actually grown into more than just the family favourites but also other recipes we've tried out in our kitchen. I don't like to fill up the post with alot of chatter. Sometimes there's a little story to tell, but usually I like to get right to the point. So this is for them, but hope you find some recipes that you like as well. I'll be sharing a lot of recipes, and along the way you'll find some crafty things and maybe some helpful hints too! Welcome!

Sunday, December 13, 2020

Steamed Raisin Pudding

Steamed pudding is a traditional British dessert usually reserved for Christmas time. We found this recipe in an old cookbook called Cooking the Caribbean Way where, in the islands, cooking was influenced in part by the English.

1 1/2 oz butter
3 oz sugar
3 eggs, lightly beaten 
8 oz flour
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp nutmeg
1/2 tsp baking soda
8 tbsps soured milk
10 oz raisins, dredged in flour

Simple sauce:
2 parts corn syrup
1 part cream (10% or heavy)

The puddings pictured here were made by my 92 year old Mom so I have no in-progress pictures as I usually like to include.

Beat butter and sugar until creamy then beat in eggs, one at a time.
Sift together the flour, cinnamon, nutmeg and soda and add to the wet mixture in 2 or 3 additions alternating with the milk.
Combine well then stir in the raisins.
For a single large pudding turn into a buttered pudding bowl, cover with foil and tie with a string to secure. Steam in a covered pot of water for 3 hours, adding hot water to the pot if necessary.
Alternately, grease a deep muffin tin or mini pudding bowls on a cookie sheet and cover tightly with foil. Stand in a water bath in a 350°F oven and steam for 40-45 minutes or until a cake tester comes out clean.

For the sauce combine the corn syrup and cream and warm in the microwave. For 2 individual puddings I used 2 tbsps corn syrup and 1 tbsp cream, but if you are serving more increase the amount using 2 parts to one.

Makes 6-8 servings

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