Golden Castle Pudding

Total Time
15 mins
30 mins

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!

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  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Cut circles of parchment paper to fit the bottom of 4 (5 oz) ramekins.
  3. Spray the ramekins with non-stick cooking spray and place the circles in the bottom.
  4. Mix together the flour, baking powder and salt; set aside.
  5. Cream the butter and sugar until pale and creamy; stir in vanilla.
  6. Gradually beat in beaten eggs, alternating with 1 tablespoon of flour; beating well after each addition.
  7. When the mixture is smooth, add any remaining flour and fold in gently.
  8. Add a tablespoon of water and mix to form soft dough that will drop easily off a spoon.
  9. 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.
  10. Allow the puddings to stand for 5 minutes; run a sharp knife around sides and turn out on dessert plate, discarding paper.
  11. Heat the syrup or honey and pour over the puddings; garnish with a couple of tablespoons crème fraiche or ready-made custard.