Saturday, 28 July 2012

Butterscotch pecan self-saucing pudding

Last weekend I made this delicious pudding.  I love self saucing puddings and when they are melt and mix, even better.  The recipe came from this here.


Butterscotch pecan self-saucing pudding

Preparation Time

10 minutes

Cooking Time

50 minutes

Ingredients (serves 6)

  • Melted butter, for greasing
  • 65g (1/3 cup, firmly packed) brown sugar
  • 185g (1 1/4 cups) self-raising flour
  • 125mls (1/2 cup) milk
  • 1 egg
  • 80g butter, melted, cooled
  • 2 tbs golden syrup
  • 75g pecan nuts, chopped
  • Icing sugar, to serve
  • Thickened cream or vanilla ice-cream, to serve
  • sauce

  • 100g (1/2 cup, firmly packed) brown sugar
  • 1 tbs cornflour
  • 60mls (1/4 cup) golden syrup
  • 310mls (1 1/4 cups) boiling water

Method

  1. Preheat oven to 170°C. Brush a 1-litre (4 cup) ovenproof dish with the melted butter to grease. Place the dish on a baking tray lined with baking paper. Place the brown sugar in a medium mixing bowl. Sift the flour over the brown sugar and stir to combine.
  2. Use a fork or hand whisk to whisk together the milk, egg, butter and golden syrup in a bowl or jug until combined. Add to the dry ingredients and use a wooden spoon to beat until a smooth batter forms. Stir in the pecan nuts. Pour the pecan butter into the greased dish and use the back of a spoon to smooth the surface.
  3. To make the sauce: combine the brown sugar and cornflour in a bowl and then sprinkle the mixture evenly over the pecan batter in the dish. Stir the golden syrup into the boiling water and then pour this evenly over the brown sugar and cornflour mixture.
  4. Bake the pudding in preheated oven for 50-55 minutes or until a cake-like topping forms over a rich butterscotch sauce and a skewer inserted into the centre of the pudding comes out clean.
  5. Remove from the oven and stand for 5 minutes. Sprinkle with icing sugar and serve with cream or ice-cream.

Notes

Microwave tip: cook the pudding in a round 1.5-litre (6 cup) heat-resistant, microwave-safe dish, uncovered, for 14-16 minutes on Medium/500watts/50%. If the centre is a little undercooked, don't be tempted to continue cooking the pudding as it will continue to cook on standing due to the high sugar content. Cover pudding loosely with foil and stand for 5-10 minutes before serving.
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Absolutely delicious with cream.

 I recently purchased some cotton yarn online from Yarn Over to make some dish and wash cloths.  I used a simple crochet pattern from here.  The blue, green and white twist yarn is for dish cloths and the pink and brown yarns for wash cloths.  I've been using my Bamboozle yarn crocheted wash cloth for cleaning my face at night.  It's absolutely gorgeous for using on my face, so much softer than a tissue.  In combination with the homemade facial cleanser I made from olive oil, rosewater and rose hip and essential rose oils, I'm loving my bed time routine.

Thursday we had two trees chopped down in our front yard and two in the back yard pruned.  I really love trees and hated having to remove two.  However one was hanging over the driveway, the root system had got into the retaining wall, the other dropped fine leaf litter into the gutters and hubby was always up a ladder clearing them out.  Our tree removalist was excellent.  He removed all the wood, branches and leaves and raked up any rubbish on the ground.  There was no damage to any other plants or foliage, he did an excellent job.  The photos below show him working after two thirds of the big tree was already down.




Next weekend I'll be leaving to visit my parents in Western Australia for two weeks.  I usually visit twice a year and as my Dad's health is not as good as it was, I'm looking forward to seeing him and Mum.  Of course I get my farm/country fix, get to hang out with my big brother, see my nephews and some cousins.

Have a lovely weekend everyone,

Anne  xx

10 comments:

Helsie said...

Firstly have a great visit with your parents. I must be hard living so far away from them now they are getting older ( and cstly to visit often too ).
Secondly, the recipe looks great and will go into my file for LATER - that's if I can resist trying it for that long!! I'm trying to diet the huge amount of weight off, that has very rapidly taken up residence on my person. It goes on so easily and stays there !!! I need to be thinner if I'm going to France next year as I'm planning.
Cheers

duchess_declutter said...

Yum - looks lovely. Might try it later too!
Dishcloths look really pretty - great colours.
Pity your parents are so far away, that always makes it difficult.
Tree-man did a good job didn't he? Sometimes you just have to bite the bullet with trees near the house.
cheers Wendy

Dorothea said...

That pudding looks yum. Maybe we could have that when you come home. Dorothea

Claire said...

Hey Anne, tis the season for a good pud......and that looks and sounds delish...

We had a steamed pudding tonight, the one with a jammy bottom, it was yummy.

Your yarn for dish and wash cloths looks great, nice colours. I need to have a go at making some of these

Shame about the trees having to go but......Just wondering who you used for the job? Have a friend down that way who is an arborist.....

Have a great time over with your parents., I'm sure they'll be looking forward to your visit and maybe one of your fab puddings......

Claire x

Louise said...

ooh that pudding sounds good! I wonder if you might share you cleanser recipe on your blog one day, or perhaps email it to me?! You know I have troublesome skin and rose is meant to be calming and I do love anything natural and kind so it sounds good!

To answer your question about the temperature during our walk last weekend, I don't know exactly but I would say probably mid twenties, perhaps 26 or 27 degrees C. We've had summer here for a whole week - last weekend was warm and it got hotter on Monday and Tuesday. In central England I think we got up to around 28 degrees but further south in London they made it above 30 - too hot for me! It had cooled down quite a bit now - our walk today was quite cool!

Hope you have a lovely time at the farm. Dave and I are having a holiday this year (woohoo, haven't had one for 4 years!) - we're going to Wales for a week on 18th Aug so we might miss each other in blogland for the next few weeks!

Cheryl said...

Ooh, that looks like just the sort of pudding my husband would love!
It is sad when trees have to be cut down, but sometimes very necessary, at least it was done by someone respectful and careful.
Enjoy your visit back home. x

Gillian said...

Yummy! your pudding does look delicious Anne!
I love the colours of sugar'n cream you choose, Such a good thing for the soul to make simple tasks like cleansing your face a pleasure by using your lovely homemade washer and homemade cleanser - very rewarding and relaxing :)

I hope you have a wonderful time visiting your family, they are such blessings and every moment is to be treasured x

Connie said...

I just discovered your blog through Little Blue Mouse. We follow each other and I see that you follow her, too. I love your blog. I tend to stay away from the bigger commercial blogs . . . I enjoy the sisterhood of homemakers, crafters and artists. I adore your yarn work and the colors that you choose are so cheerful. Have a wonderful day, and do come for a visit. If you like we could become mutual followers, too. Have a wonderful visit with your folks. Connie :)

GardenofDaisies said...

Yummy! Your Butterscotch pudding looks delicious! Hope you have a wonderful time visiting with your folks!

Connie said...

Hi Anne, I'm back and I also visited another one of your blogs. The one with the gorgeous Bohemian styles and rich romantic colors. I love the richness and can see all those pillows layer up in a gypsy wagon. Now I'm following both blogs and looking very forward to becoming good friends, through blogging. Have a beautiful weekend,
Connie :)