This traditional British jam pudding is the perfect comfort food and delicious with custard.
Preparation time: 20 minutes Cooking time: 10 minutes Baking time: 35 minutes
125 ml (½ c) butter
125 ml (½ c) sugar
560 ml (2¼ c) cake flour 5 ml (1 t) ground ginger 10 ml (2 t) baking powder 125 ml (½ c) jam (flavour of
375 ml (1½ c) boiling water 125 ml (½ c) milk
250 ml (1 c) sugar
45 ml (3 T) brandy
3 whole cloves
2 cinnamon sticks grated zest of 1 orange custard to serve
Preheat the oven to 180 °C and grease a 20 cm ovenproof dish.
1 Pudding Cream the butter and sugar and whisk in the eggs one by one. Sift together the dry ingredients and add to the butter mixture, mixing well, to form a soft dough.
2 Roll out the pastry on a floured surface and spread with the jam. Roll up like a Swiss roll and cut into 2,5 cm slices. Pack the slices tightly together in the dish.
3 Syrup Heat all the ingredients, except the custard, in a saucepan until the sugar dissolves. Bring the mixture to the boil. Remove the cloves and cinnamon sticks and pour the syrup over the pudding.
4 Bake for 35 minutes or until done. Serve with custard.