Raspberry & coconut steamed sponge
- Preparation and cooking time
- plus freezing
- Serves 6
- 175g unsalted butter , softened, plus extra for the basins
- 6 tbsp raspberry jam
- 175g caster sugar
- 3 large eggs
- 150g self-raising flour
- 25g desiccated coconut , blitzed in a small food processor until fine
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 2 tbsp coconut cream , plus 2 tbsp to serve (optional)
- 500g thick custard , to serve
- STEP 1
Butter six small pudding basins and spoon 1 tbsp jam into the bottom of each one.
- STEP 2
Put the butter and sugar in a medium bowl and beat with an electric whisk until pale and fluffy. Beat in one of the eggs followed by a spoonful of the flour, then continue until all the eggs have been incorporated. Fold in the remaining flour, the coconut and a pinch of salt, then the vanilla and coconut cream. Spoon the mix into the prepared basins, leaving a 1cm gap at the top.
- STEP 3
Put the basins on a baking tray, transfer to the freezer and freeze until solid. Will keep in an airtight container, or tightly wrapped in the freezer for up to three months.
- STEP 4
Heat the oven to 180C/160C fan/ gas 4. Put the basins in a deep baking dish and half-fill with boiled water from the kettle. Tightly cover the dish with foil and bake for 1 hr, or until a skewer inserted into the middle of a sponge comes out clean.
- STEP 5
Warm the custard with the remaining 2 tbsp coconut cream, if using, and pour into shallow bowls. Run a knife around the sides of the basins and carefully turn out the sponges onto the custard.