Stem ginger & squash steamed pudding

Stem ginger & squash steamed pudding

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Cooking time

Prep: 25 mins Cook: 1 hr, 30 mins

Skill level

Moderately easy

Servings

Serves 10

The secret of Jodie Montgomery-Cranny's delicious gluten-free dessert is grated butternut squash

Nutrition and extra info

Additional info

  • Freeze leftovers
  • Gluten-free
Nutrition info

Nutrition per serving

kcalories
230
protein
4g
carbs
40g
fat
5g
saturates
1g
fibre
1g
sugar
26g
salt
0.3g

Ingredients

  • butter, for greasing
  • 3 balls stem ginger from a jar, finely chopped, plus 4-6 tbsp syrup from the jar
  • 3 large eggs
  • 200g golden caster sugar
  • 200g peeled and finely grated butternut squash
  • zest 1 large lemon
  • 175g rice flour
  • 50g ground almonds
  • 2 tsp ground ginger
  • 2 tsp baking powder

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Method

  1. Lightly butter a 1.5-litre pudding basin. Put one-third of the stem ginger and all the ginger syrup in the bottom. Set aside.
  2. In a bowl, beat the eggs and sugar with an electric whisk until pale and fluffy. Fold in the butternut squash, lemon zest and the remaining stem ginger. Fold the dry ingredients into the egg mixture with a large metal spoon until well combined.
  3. Fill the basin with the sponge mixture. Cover with a layer of buttered baking parchment and foil, making a pleat in the centre to allow the pudding to rise. Tie on securely with string, then put in a steamer or large pan with an upturned bowl in the bottom. Add boiling water to come halfway up the sides of the basin, cover with a lid and simmer for 1½ hrs. Check the water level every now and then, and top up if you need to.
  4. To test when the sponge is ready, insert a skewer into the centre. It should come out clean with no trace of raw mixture. Unwrap and serve hot.

Recipe from Good Food magazine, January 2013

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This was delicious and everyone asked for the recipe. A perfect pudding for those who can't have wheat. I'm glad I had a food processer for finely grating the butternut squash though as I can imagine that would be tedious by hand!

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