Prep 30 mins
Cook 45 mins
This recipe is a knock on effect of making my fig brandy ( http://www.food.com/recipe/fig-brandy-493487 ) as it leaves some lovely brandy soaked figs. What came from weeks of thinking while the figs soaked was a great idea for a steamed pudding.
- 400 g self raising flour
- 200 g suet (vegetable)
- 100 g dark brown sugar
- 100 ml cold water
- 500 g dried figs (in Brandy for about 28 days)
- 25 g butter (for greasing ramakins)
- Firstly you need dried figs that have been soaked (mine were in brandy because I had made fig brandy - http://www.food.com/recipe/fig-brandy-493487 ) you might want to leave yours for a few days in just orange juice or a drink of your choice.
- Use the mixer to stir the flour, suet and sugar together.
- Use the blender to make a purée from the figs.
- Mix the flour and fig purée together.
- Then add the water a little at a time until you get a soft "dough" (you might need a little more or a little less water depending on how wet other ingredients are).
- Butter 8 ramekins/tins/tubs that will hold about a tennis ball size of the mix.
- Fill each ramekin but leave a little space at the top as they will rise up.
- cover with foil and steam for 45 minutes in a double boiler type pan.
- Serve with custard, cream or icecream.
- (note - if you have used brandy soaked ones, don't give them to the children and don't drive !).