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

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!!


  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!

  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.

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

  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! :)

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

    Sawadee from Bangkok,