Quick & Easy

Steamed apricot puddings

Steamed apricot puddings



1.Using an electric mixer, cream butter until pale. Gradually beat in sugar until light and fluffy. Add egg and lemon rind, and beat until well combined. Fold in flour with 1/2 cup of dried apricots and milk.
2.Spray 6 x 1/2 cup dariole moulds with oil. Line base of each mould with a small disc of baking paper. Divide golden syrup and remaining dries apricots among moulds and top with pudding batter.
3.Cover each pudding with a square of greased baking paper, twisting comers to make a little cap. Sit puddings in a saucepan and pour in enough hot water to come halfway up sides of moulds. Cover and steam on medium for 25 minutes, until cooked when tested with a skewer. Invert onto serving plates and serve with light cream or ice-cream.

Substitute dates for apricots, and vanilla essence for lemon rind, if desired.


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