Recipe

Jaffa steamed pudding with chocolate sauce

The whole orange at the heart of this jaffa steamed pudding perfumes the entire dish as it cooks.

  • 15 mins preparation
  • 2 hrs 40 mins cooking
  • Serves 8
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Ingredients

Jaffa steamed pudding with chocolate sauce
  • 1 small orange
  • 2 1/2 cup (625 millilitres) water
  • 1 1/2 cup (330 grams) caster sugar
  • 100 gram butter, coarsely chopped
  • 100 gram dark eating chocolate, coarsely chopped
  • 1 1/4 cup (185 grams) self-raising flour
  • 1/4 cup (25 grams) cocoa powder
  • 2/3 cup (80 grams) almond meal
  • 2 eggs, beaten lightly
  • 1 teaspoon finely grated orange rind
  • 1/4 cup (60 millilitres) orange juice
Chocolate sauce
  • 125 gram dark eating chocolate, coarsely chopped
  • 2/3 cup (160 millilitres) cream
  • 1 tablespoon citrus-flavoured liqueur

Method

Jaffa steamed pudding with chocolate sauce
  • 1
    In a medium saucepan, bring orange and water to the boil; boil 10 minutes. Stir in ¾ cup of the sugar. Return to the boil; reduce heat, simmer 5 minutes. Remove from heat; stand orange in poaching liquid 10 minutes. Remove orange; discard liquid. Prick orange all over with a skewer.
  • 2
    In a small saucepan, combine butter and chocolate; stir over low heat until smooth, cool 5 minutes. Stir in remaining sugar, then sifted flour and cocoa, meal, eggs, rind and juice. Spread half the mixture into well greased 1.5-litre (6-cup) pudding steamer. Using the back of a spoon, make a hollow in the centre of the mixture. Sit orange in hollow; spread remaining mixture over orange. Cover steamer with pleated baking paper and foil; secure with lid.
  • 3
    Place steamer in large saucepan with enough boiling water to come halfway up side of steamer; cover pan with tight-fitting lid. Boil 2½ hours, replenishing with boiling water as necessary to maintain water level. Remove pudding; stand 5 minutes before turning onto plate.
  • 4
    Meanwhile, make chocolate sauce.
  • 5
    Serve pudding drizzled with warm sauce, and cream, if you like.
Chocolate sauce
  • 6
    In a small saucepan, combine chocolate and cream; stir over low heat until smooth. Stir in liqueur.

Notes

The whole orange in the middle of the pudding might make the pudding a little soggy, so it's not undercooked. Use a serrated knife to cut the pudding.

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