Choc Chip & Banana Pudding W/Glossy Choc Sauce (Steamed)
photo by twissis
- Ready In:
- 2hrs 30mins
4 Pudding Wedges
- 1 1⁄4 cups self-rising flour
- 6 tablespoons unsalted butter (or margarine)
- 2 ripe bananas
- 6 tablespoons sugar
- 1⁄4 cup milk
- 1 egg (beaten)
- 1⁄4 cup chocolate chips (or chopped unsweetened chocolate)
For Glossy Chocolate Sauce
- 1⁄2 cup sugar
- 1⁄4 cup water
- 6 ounces chocolate (chopped into sml pieces)
- 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
- 2 tablespoons brandy (or orange juice)
- Prepare a steamer or half fill a saucepan w/water & bring to a boil. Grease a 4-cup deep bowl.
- Sift flour into a bowl & rub in the unsalted butter or margarine till the mixture resembles coarse breadcrumbs.
- Mash bananas in a bowl. Stir them into the flour & butter mixture. Then add the sugar & mix well.
- Whisk milk w/the egg in a measuring cup or sml bowl & beat into the pudding mixture. Stir in the choc chips or chopped chocolate.
- Spoon the mixture into the prepared bowl & cover lightly w/a double thickness of foil. Steam for 2 hrs & add water as needed.
While the pudding steam cooks, prepare the glossy choc sauce as follows:
- Place sugar & water in heavy saucepan & heat gently. Stir occ w/a wooden spoon till all sugar has dissolved.
- Stir in the choc till melted & add butter the same way. DO NOT LET THE SAUCE BOIL. Stir in brandy or orange juice & set aside, but do not chill.
- When pudding has finished cooking, allow it to cool slightly, run a knife around the top of the pudding to loosen it & turn it over onto a serving dish.
- Serve warm w/the sauce ladled over ea individual serving.
- NOTE: For 4 individual servings in dessert bowls or 8 ramekins, divide batter equally in the 4 (or 8) containers, cook in steamer for 1 hr & test w/toothpick. If not done, cook an add'l 10 min & remove from steamer to cool slightly b4 serving. Enjoy!
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This was so yummy! I had to adapt the recipe because we are gluten and lactose free, and I cooked them in coffee cups in a regular steam pan on the stove top which took 25-30 minutes and worked out great! This is what I used: 2/3 cups glutinous rice flour plus 1 tsp baking powder, only 5 tbsp cane sugar and using full fat milk (lactose free) I forgot to add the butter (and never missed it :-)) Thank you so much for this forgiving and versatile recipe! Edit: Forgot to mention that frozen and then defrosted bananas worked just as well as fresh ones :-) :-)
This was the first steamed pudding I've ever made or eaten, so I wasn't sure what to expect. So, now I know how delicious this type of dessert is (or, at least, I know how great this particular steamed pudding is :) ). Also, this couldn't be easier to prepare; it took about 15 minutes to mix together, then I was able to basically forget about it while it steamed on my stovetop. For those who aren't familiar with this type of dessert, the result is a very, very moist cake. I didn't have any brandy or orange juice, so I used Triple Sec in the chocolate sauce - yum! Thanks for the lovely recipe; it was a great reason to break my diet! :)
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I am an American transplanted from Dallas to Iceland by marriage to a native Icelander & I retired to become his "Kitchen Queen". We love to entertain our family & friends, so I have an eclectic collection of recipes. I especially love simple, easy-fix, flexible & make-ahead recipes - BUT also like challenging myself on occasion. I enjoy baking & food photography. I am devoted to the "More is Always Better Principle" & apply it liberally to bacon, butter & garlic. I can have ingredient issues due to availability here in Iceland & my DH is medically diet-restricted from some ingredients as well. Either situation might require me to modify a recipe, but I will do my best to be true to your recipes & fair/honest in my reviews. Mary Pat (aka twissis)