Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Daring Bakers: British Suet Puddings

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.

I wasn't able to find suet here in Southern Illinois, so instead used butter.

I started with a basic sponge pudding recipe.
1/4 c. Buter
1/4 c. Sugar
1/2 C. flour
1 egg
pinch salt & dash vanilla
lemon zest.

I then prepped 2 small containers with lids.
Smashed strawberries with a tbs of sugar and a lemon squeezed over it.

Chocolate chips in the 2nd.



Divided the batter and added coco to the second. I also put caramel inside the chocolate.






Set the two inside the double boiler and let steam for an hour and a half.







Finished puddings.

I decided to make individual puddings because I wasn't sure I would like it.



These were very different than a normal cake. Captain liked them, I thought they were OK. The caramel in the chocolate pudding melted completely so you couldn't really tell it was there.

I'd make it again, though in a larger scale to make it worth the time.

1 comment:

huckleberrystew said...

This is something I'd like to try sometime. Congratulations on not being able to find suet!!