Mike van de Elzen: Plum sponge puddings

Author
Mike van de Elzen,
Publish Date
Sun, 24 Jan 2021, 11:03AM
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(Photo / Supplied)

Mike van de Elzen: Plum sponge puddings

Author
Mike van de Elzen,
Publish Date
Sun, 24 Jan 2021, 11:03AM

Plum sponge puddings

125g unsalted butter

150g light muscovado sugar

3 apples, peeled and cored then cut in half

225g butter, softened

225g caster sugar

4 eggs

3 Tbsp milk

100g LSA

1 tsp baking powder

½ tsp salt

1 tsp vanilla paste

150g plain flour vanilla ice cream for serving

Grease and line 6 small ramekins or pudding dishes. Melt butter in a saucepan over low heat. Add sugar and stir over heat until the mix becomes foamy and pale (2-3 minutes). Pour evenly into the greased ramekins. Place half an apple in each ramekin and set aside.

Preheat oven to 180*C. Cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. In another bowl, lightly beat eggs together with milk. Gradually add eggs to butter and sugar, beating well after each addition. Stir in LSA, baking powder, salt, and vanilla. Gently fold in the flour.

Pour cake mixture over apple halves, place on a baking tray and bake for 40 minutes or until a skewer inserted into cake comes out clean. Remove from oven and rest on a wire rack for 5 minutes before sliding a warm knife around the edge of each dish to loosen. Carefully invert to turn puddings out onto serving plates.

Serve warm with vanilla ice cream.