This is a lovely winter warming dessert, quick and easy to prepare and comfort food at its best!
I am often asked for different dessert ideas, something for a special occasion or for a family dinner. This one, while it is not flashy or fancy, is absolutely delicious. Speaking of not flashy, what I have learned is that this is a very hard dessert to make look pretty for the photos! So you are just going to have to trust me on this one and try it anyway.
My Chocolate Self Saucing Pudding is super popular, and anything chocolate is definitely a winner when it comes to desserts, but this is such a lovely alternative.
A tasty soft cake base with a beautiful rich silky butterscotch sauce, just begging to be served up with a delicious vanilla ice cream or custard! I have amended the original recipe to give more sauce as I think the sauce is the best bit, but feel free to pare back the sauce ingredients if you like! The pudding cake base itself is lovely and simple so needs more saucy goodness to lift it up!
As a family we rarely have desserts, but as I was asked to take a dessert to a party on a cold and rainy day I decided this would be the perfect one. Certainly more warming than the cheesecake I was going to take!
The reason I love self saucing puddings is that you can prepare them while dinner cooks, pop them in the oven as you sit down to eat dinner, and 40 minutes later you have dessert and a gorgeous smelling house!
So without further ado onto the simple recipe, adapted from Taste
- 1¼ Cups Self-Raising Flour
- ¼ Cup Brown Sugar
- 100g Butter, Melted
- 1 Egg
- ½ Cup Milk
- 2 Tablespoons Golden Syrup
- ¾ Cup Brown Sugar
- 1½ Tablespoon Cornflour
- 3 Tablespoons golden syrup
- 2 Cups Boiling Water
- Preheat the Oven to 180 C
- Prepare a large casserole dish (with lid) with cooking spray or butter lightly covering inside surface
- In a medium bowl add the flour and first measure of brown sugar and mix well to combine.
- In a separate small bowl add the melted butter, egg, milk and first measure of golden syrup and whisk until well combined
- Pour these liquids into the flour mixture and combine well
- Spoon this into the base of the prepared casserole dish and set aside.
- Combine the second measure of brown sugar and cornflour in small dish and sprinkle this over the top of the base.
- In a medium jug combine the boiling water and golden syrup and whisk well
- Pour this over the top of the entire pudding, cover with lid or foil and bake for 40-45 minutes until the base cake is cooked - you can check with fork!
- Allow to sit for 20 minutes before serving to allow sauce to thicken slightly.
- Serve with ice cream, cream or custard
This is definitely a great first dessert for people to try! Not much can go wrong and it is delicious and crowd pleasing!