South African Telephone Pudding

Recipe by Zurie
READY IN: 1hr
SERVES: 4-6
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • Heat oven to 350 deg F/180 deg Celsius For convection/fan ovens the heat can be a little lower.
  • Cream butter and sugar well. (Use castor sugar/superfine sugar to make it easier).
  • Add the jam and lightly beaten egg to the creamed mixture.
  • Mix the flour, ginger and salt together.
  • Mix the baking soda/bicarbonate of soda* into the cup of milk in a roomy bowl.
  • Whisk the creamed mixture alternately with the dry ingredients into the milk, to form a smooth batter.
  • To make the syrup, boil the water (using your electric kettle is fastest, then measure into a small pot). Add the sugar, and stir until sugar melts. Add vanilla.
  • Pour this syrup into an oven dish -- not shallow! Then pour the pudding batter into the boiling syrup.
  • Bake pudding for about 30 - 45 mins until brown on top and baked through. (Sorry, aunt's recipe is a bit vague on this point).
  • * Baking soda is better known as bicarbonate of soda in South Africa.
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