Rhubarb steamed pudding

Rhubarb steamed pudding

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Cooking time

Prep: 20 mins - 25 mins Cook: 1 hr, 30 mins

Skill level

Moderately easy

Servings

Serves 6

Top a steamed pud with sweetly tart rhubarb - it'll become a firm favorite. Vegetarian, too

Nutrition and extra info

Additional info

  • Vegetarian
Nutrition info

Nutrition per serving

kcalories
416
protein
6g
carbs
58g
fat
20g
saturates
11g
fibre
2g
sugar
35g
salt
0.34g

Ingredients

  • 350g fresh rhubarb, cut into 4cm lengths
  • 200g caster sugar
  • 1 tsp ground ginger
  • 125g unsalted butter
  • few drops natural vanilla extract
  • 2 medium eggs, beaten
  • 175g self-raising flour

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Method

  1. Cook the rhubarb with 75g/2¾oz of the sugar and the ginger over a gentle heat for 2-3 mins until just starting to soften. Remove from heat.
  2. Grease a 900ml pudding basin. Put butter and remaining sugar in a bowl and cream together. Stir in vanilla extract, then beat in eggs, a little at a time. Sift in flour and carefully fold into the mixture.
  3. Spoon rhubarb into the bottom of the basin, then spoon the sponge mixture on top and level off surface.
  4. Butter a piece of greaseproof paper slightly bigger than the top of the pudding basin. Make a pleat in the centre and secure over the top of basin. Repeat with a piece of foil, then secure the whole thing with string. Place in a pan half filled with simmering water. Cover and cook for 1½ hrs, checking regularly that the pan does not boil dry. Remove cover, invert the pudding onto a plate, then carefully lift off the pudding basin. Serve with crème fraîche or single cream.

Recipe from Good Food Vegetarian Christmas magazine, December 2006

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caz21b's picture
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Absolutely gorgeous! My first attempt at a steamed pudding so I was really nervous turning it out, but perfect! It tastes great too! Will definitely make it again.

suehildersley's picture

Made this again and it was so lush I can't understand why I havene't made it since 2008!! Served it with icecream this time... I think maybe custard is better.

ShivyDevon's picture
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Not sure what I did wrong but it completely collapsed but it did taste nice.

clarkey72's picture
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Did this recipe for the first time yesterday. It was lovely - would not change a thing. I would highly recommend it. Great for all the family.

marmalade's picture

Fantastic

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