Toffee cranberry puddings

10 August 2018

Less sweet than traditional sticky toffee pudding but just as delicious, and perfect all year round.

Preparation time

10 minutes

Cooking time

30 minutes

Serves

4-6



Ingredients

For the puddings

  • 110g/4oz butter, softened
  • 175g/6oz soft light brown sugar
  • 2 free range eggs
  • 1tsp vanilla essence
  • 110g/4oz wholemeal self-raising flour
  • 50g/2oz cranberries, chopped
  • 1-2tbsp milk

For the sauce

  • 110g/4oz cranberries
  • 4tbsp water
  • 110g/4oz soft light brown sugar
  • 25g/1oz butter
  • 50ml/floz double cream

Method

1. Preheat the oven to 180C/350F/gas Mark 4. Cream the butter and sugar together until light and fluffy. Then blend in the eggs, vanilla, flour and cranberries, adding a little milk if necessary to give a fairly soft consistency.

2. Spoon the mixture into lightly greased individual pudding basins. Cover each loosely with a piece of greased greaseproof paper. Place on a baking tray and bake for 25-30 minutes until well risen and just firm.

3. For the sauce place the cranberries in a saucepan with the water and sugar and heat gently until the cranberries pop and burst and the sauce reduces a little. Stir in the butter and continue for a few minutes until the sauce thickens and becomes slightly syrupy.

4. To serve turn out the puddings and pour on a little of the cranberry toffee sauce. Serve with thick cream or ice cream and the rest of the sauce.

Cooking tip

To cook one large pudding you will need 1.2litre/2pint basin lightly greased. Cover with greased greaseproof paper and tie with string. Allow 1½ -2 hours traditional steaming in a large pan of simmering water, topping up with extra water occasionally.

Our thanks to www.berryworld.com for providing this recipe

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