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Tuesday, April 27

Daring Baker's April Challenge




The April 2010 Daring Bakers’ challenge was hosted by Esther of The Lilac Kitchen. She challenged everyone to make a traditional British pudding using, if possible, a very traditional British ingredient: suet.

We had a choice between the traditional suet and butter puddings, but the basic type and cooking method were the same.

I ended up not going with the suet as I started looking on Good Friday and nothing was opened. You can get a suet mix from Tandaco and whilst I have seen it in the past ,the 4 supermarkets near me that I tried didn't have it - so I went with butter instead.

I choose both a steamed syrup pudding and a lemon one. Both recipes I pulled off of Taste.com.

Both were delicious, though I must admit I think the golden syrup one could have been cooked a bit longer, I think I did the 3 hours of steaming and I put in heaps more syrup than they suggested so it collapsed a little on removal from the pudding dish.



I loooved the lemon one - but then citrus is my favourite taste, I teamed it with custard and ice-cream -



vowing never again to use custard powder from Home Brand but it was a last minute addition lol!!



7 comments:

  1. Your puddings look fantastic. The color on the syrup pudding is so beautiful, it doesn't even matter that it lost its shape a little. Great job on the challenge!

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  2. That lemon pudding looks awesome but the golden syrup one is my favourite. Super you could the challenge and you made two of them. Cheers from Audax in Sydney Australia.

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  3. I adore golden syrup so I am in love. it looks delicious.

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  4. Mm, those look very nice, especially the lemon!

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  6. Ohhhh...I like the idea of a lemon pudding--you did a great job on them! :)

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  7. Both puddings have very nice texture and look totally scrumptious!!

    Sawadee from Bangkok,
    Kris

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