Prep 20 mins
Cook 45 mins
Although the sound of vinegar in a pudding is odd, this tastes great! It has a subtle sweet and sour taste to it and is very delicious served with custard. Good for those cold winter nights!
- 4 tablespoons apricot jam
- 4 teaspoons butter
- 1⁄2 cup milk
- 3 teaspoons bicarbonate of soda
- 2 eggs
- 1 cup raisins (optional)
- 2 cups self raising flour
- 1 pinch salt
- 1 teaspoon nutmeg
- 1 teaspoon ground ginger
- 4 cups boiling water
- 2 cups sugar
- 1 cup vinegar
- Preheat oven to 180C/360°F.
- Melt the apricot jam & butter.
- Mix the bicarb with the milk. Add to the butter mixture. Beat eggs and add, & stir in raisins if you wish to.
- Sift the flour, salt, ginger and nutmeg together. Add the butter mixture and stir till smooth.
- Place the mixture in a deep ovenproof dish.
- Mix the remaining ingredients (water, sugar and vinegar) in a saucepan over medium heat until the sugar is dissolved. Pour 1/2 the sauce slowly over the cake mixture.
- Bake at 180C degrees for 45 minutes. Add the rest of the sauce 20 minutes times into the baking process. There is a lot of sauce and the cake will absorb it. Test with a skewer if it is baked through. Serve with custard.
Everybody should make this for entertainment value alone! This was the most fun recipe! When you add the milk/b.soda mixture to the butter/jam mixture - it foams! When you pour the sauce over the pudding, it foams! My biggest suggestion is to make the sauce FIRST. I didn't and mucked it all up. I stuck the pudding in the oven while I cranked out the sauce (not) so the pudding cooked for 10 mins before I added the sauce. Cool foaming action but from then on, it just took longer than expected. i think it cooked over an hour total - the middle just wouldn't set. Plus the sides didn't soak up as much so the sides were very cakey and the middle mushy. BUT it was delicious - think sweet & sour bread pudding. I didn't make a custard sauce which indeed would have been perfect for this. I just poured some heavy cream over it as my Grandmother would have done to her bread pudding. I did add raisins & thought them a great addition. DH thought the initial odor of vinegar was off-putting but then he was going back for seconds! We all enjoyed this recipe! MAde for PAC-orphanage 5/10. Thank you!