Post by Deleted on Sept 26, 2016 18:06:28 GMT
Note: I usually use a mix of Bramley apples and any desert apples I have avialable.
This recipe is the Classic one but I sometimes add Raisens and Sultana's to my apples and I use 2 tablespoons of white wine in with the fruit.
I'll add my ingredients in brackets so you know they are optional.
For the stewed apples
• 6-8 Bramley apples, halved, cored and peeled (or a mix of Bramley and desert apples add more if you prefer more stewed fruit)
• 2-4 oz (50g -100g) sugar, depending on how sweet you like your puddings and how much Bramley apple you use. I not bother weighing my sugar I a tablespoons full, taste then add more if required)
• 6oz (150g) butter (Stork margarine) ( I don't use this as I don't add it to my fruit mix)
For the topping ie the cake bit on top of your stewed fruit
• 8oz (200g) butter (Stork Margarine)
• 8oz (200g) sugar
• 3 eggs
• 8oz (200g) self-raising flour
• 1-2 tbsp milk
Preheat the oven to 180C/350F/gas mark 4.
Heat 200ml water (and white wine mix) in a large saucepan and add the apple chunks and sugar. Stir over a low-medium heat, until the apples have broken down and formed a purée, about 10 minutes. If you use desert apples they'll not brake down as much as Bramley apples. If you use a mix of apples you'll get a mix of well broken down apple mush with firmer apple lumps in it.
While still hot, stir the butter (Stork Margarine) into the apple mixture. (this is optional)
Cream the butter and sugar together in a bowl, until pale and fluffy..
Mix eggs and milk together, then add little at a time to the butter and sugar beating all the time.
Fold in the flour and in a bit at a time.
Place your stewed fruit into a large grease oven proof dish then add your cake mix on top.(add dried fruit).
Into the oven and cook till golden brown and the cake mix does not stick to a metal prod such as a knife, old knitting needle or metal skewer.
Serving suggestions: Custard, icecream, cream or more stewed apple puree.
Note: Chocolate Eve's pudding is super nice just add 2 tablespoons of cocoa powder to your flour and a handful of chocolate chips to the cake mixture.