when you look at these images you don't think pudding, do you? well, maybe you do if you're british or have a friend from across the pond or are for some reason familiar with steamed puddings. sticky toffee pudding, spotted dick and even bread pudding are molded desserts different in texture than regular old chocolate or tapioca pudding. i grew up with a family tradition of eating cranberry steamed pudding for dessert every christmas eve and have always loved it! we recently saw a recipe for marmalade pudding in jamie oliver's gorgeous magazine and decided to adapt it so you don't have to measure everything in grams. the slightly bitter orange flavor would be delicious with a cup of coffee in the morning, a cup of tea around 3pm or in a puddle of creme anglaise for dessert. you can find molds at garage sales, thrift stores and even brand new here. definitely worth having one in the cupboard but if you don't have one yet, you can always steam it in a coffee can.

Marmalade Pudding
serves 8-10

1/2 cup all purpose flour
1 cup whole wheat flour
3/4 cup brown sugar
1 1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1 stick unsalted butter
1/2 cup marmalade
3 eggs
in a large bowl, combine flours, sugar, baking powder and salt. in a small saucepan, heat butter and marmalade until butter is melted. pour over dry ingredients and whisk to mix well. whisk in the eggs and stir until combined. pour into a greased pudding mold and cover tightly with a piece of greased foil. place in a large pot, slightly raised from the bottom if possible, and fill pot with boiling water about halfway up the side of the mold, being careful not to spill into the mold. bring to a boil over medium heat, cover and steam for about 2 hours. the water will need to be refilled a bit as the pudding cooks. test the pudding with a cake tester and turn out onto a dish. slice and serve warm or at room temperature. enjoy!


bojana said...

i have a mold from my grandmother, but i've never made a steamed pudding. this recipe sounds delicious and easy to make. i'll definitely give it a try.


p.s. i enjoy reading your blog.

Lucy said...

Your picture is so beautiful and elegant! This marmalade pudding sounds like a delicious classic :)

Lorna Yee said...

So beautiful! Thanks for sharing.

Rach said...

well, full confession, I am a Brit but here's the thing: people don't eat nearly enough steamed puddings! It's a great sadness.

Yours looks really beautiful. thanks for posting it.

siri said...

I just made my first-ever batch of marmalade last night! I love any dessert that comes in a mould like this. Sounds great!