I a trying to get ahead of myself a little bit by cooking tomorrow's pudding tonight as I a going to have the oven on this evening for cooking liver and bacon casserole (and we have pancakes for afters) I thought I would do a ring of scones but also an Eve's Pudding. I have some apple puree left over from the other night and it would be a pity to waste it so its going into pudding.
For the Eve's pudding
450g/1lb cooking apples peeled cored and sliced
75g/3oz caster sugar
200g/4oz self raising floiur
pinch of salt
100g/4oz caster sugar
2 eggs beaten
30ml (2 tablespoon) fresh milk
fresh cream or custard to serve
Arrange apples in layers in a 2 1/2 pint greased ovenproof dish sprinkling sugar between layers.
To make the sponge
Sift the flour and salt into a bowl.
Cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy
Add eggs a little at a tie with a spoonful of flour between each addition to stop curdling beating well after each addition.
Fold in remaining flour alternately with milk.
Add the sponge mix to the top of the apples making sure well covered.
Bake at 180degrees C/3509 degrees F Gas mark 4 for 1 - 1 1/4 hours until when testing with a skewer the skewer comes out clean.
Serve with lashings of warm custard.
Guaranteed to bring a smile to light up your face - comfort food at its best.
Catch you soon.