Thursday, 5 March 2009

Banana Butterscotch Pudding

Who doesn’t love a hearty pudding? I think puddings were made for chilly winter days but then again I could easily eat them come sunshine, rain or snow! I had 2 small ripe bananas left in the fruit bowl after making the muffins yesterday and I knew exactly where to put them to good use! I had the perfect recipe in mind and one I had remembered seeing in Rachel’s Favourite Food at Home (just loving this book). This recipe is originally from Bill Granger’s book, Simply Bill but features in Rachel’s book, as she adores this pudding and I can see why!! This self-saucing, all in one pudding is baked until the sponge has risen and set, while underneath is hiding a luscious sticky sauce. If you fancy something sweet, sticky and utterly yummy, you can’t go wrong with this pudding, especially served with good-quality vanilla ice cream.

Banana Butterscotch Pudding

Serves 4

For the pudding:
125g/4½ oz plain flour
3 level tsp baking powder
125g/4½ oz caster sugar
1 egg, beaten
1 banana, mashed
250ml/8fl oz milk
1 tsp vanilla extract
85g/3¼ oz butter, melted

For the topping:
100g/4oz soft brown sugar
2 tbsp golden syrup
150ml/5fl oz boiling water

To Serve:
Vanilla Ice cream or softly whipped cream

Preheat the oven to 180°C (350°F/Gas 4).
Sift the flour, salt, sugar, baking and powder into a bowl.
Add the mashed banana, milk, butter, egg and vanilla extract and whisk together until well combined.
Pour into a greased 1.25 litre baking dish.

To make the topping, place the brown sugar, golden syrup and water in a small pot and bring to a boil.
Pour the boiling mixture carefully over the pudding, then bake for 30-40 minutes or until cooked through when tested with a skewer.
Serve with vanilla ice cream.


Nickki said...

Mmmmmm, that looks so good Maria! I've always meant to make this pudding, but I've never gotten round to it. I think I'll have to give it a go :) p.s I've just gotta tell you I made the banana crumble cake from your blog and OMG!! It is delicious! My husband just loved it, so thank u for blogging about it! :)

Anonymous said...

Well Maria, your goodies are always such a delight to the senses, and this one is no different. Even tho it's being baked over the pond, I can almost taste the sweet, gooey and delicious sweetness of it. I'll definitely give this one a go!

Rhyleysgranny said...

Looks lovely Maria.

Maggie said...

Lovely pudding, especially if you have a sweet tooth! Looks delicious served alongside some icecream.

Anne said...

That looks and sounds so good! I am sure you are trying to get me addicted to sugar with all your lovely treats!!


natalia said...

this must be so good !! I would like some now !!

Finla said...

Just looking to that bowl makes me want to grab them and sit in my sofa and enjoy that delicious pudding.
I always think pudding as a real comforting food.

Maria said...

Love banana desserts, I posted one today:)

♥Rosie♥ said...

Looks such a great pud Maria and I agree puds are great comfort food on a chilli day!! Any chance of me moving in ???!!!

Rosie x

Caroline said...

Looks seriously good Maria! Caramel and bananas are such a good combo and with icecream too....mmmmmm!

Maria♥ said...

Nickki you must try this recipe, your boys will love it! I'm so glad your hubby enjoyed the Banana Crumble Cake, it's definitely yummy!

Thanks everyone for your wonderful comments as always, you make my day.


Anonymous said...

I'm not a great fan of bananas in cooked puddings but as I've a few bananas getting a little too ripe in the fruit bowl and this recipe has had such great reviews I might just try it.

Amy said...

I have this recipe in the oven now-the batter tasted great. I used an 8 x 8 pan hoping it was roughly equivalent to 1.25 liters. I am also hoping that when you say "syrup" in the UK you mean the same thing we do in the US-pancake type syrup. I had maple cinnamon flavor on hand. Will let you know how it turns out. This was certainly subject to some error on my part using a scale instead of measuring cups for my ingredients...

julie said...

thank you so much for including measurement conversions for those of us poor souls whose country doesn't use metric!