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
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
- 100g (1/2 cup, firmly packed) brown sugar
- 1 tbs cornflour
- 60mls (1/4 cup) golden syrup
- 310mls (1 1/4 cups) boiling water
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Remove from the oven and stand for 5 minutes. Sprinkle with icing sugar and serve with cream or ice-cream.
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.
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,