Ginger puddings with salted caramel sauce

Ginger pudding

Makes 6

Butter, for greasing

155g dark brown sugar

125g unsalted butter, chopped

60ml treacle

3 tsp ground ginger

1 tsp mixed spice

160ml milk

2 eggs, lightly whisked

1 tsp bicarbonate of soda

1 tbsp warm water

225g self-raising flour

170g raisins

For the salted caramel sauce:

215g caster sugar

300ml thickened cream

2 tsp sea salt flakes

To serve:

Vanilla ice cream

1 Preheat the oven to 180˚C/160˚C fan/gas mark 4. Lightly grease six 250ml pudding moulds or ovenproof dishes with melted butter. Line the bases with parchment paper.

2 Place a saucepan over a low heat and add the brown sugar, butter, treacle, ginger and mixed spice. Cook gently until the sugar dissolves, then simmer for another 3-4 minutes or until smooth and glossy. Remove from the heat and allow to cool for five minutes.

3 Whisk the milk and eggs into the butter mixture until well combined. In a small bowl, combine the bicarbonate of soda and warm water and stir. Add this into the butter mixture. Sift over the flour and stir to combine. Stir in the raisins.

4 Divide the mixture among the prepared pudding moulds. Cover each pudding with a layer of non-stick baking paper, then a layer of foil. Place on a baking tray. Bake for 30-35 minutes, or until a skewer inserted into the centre of each pudding comes out clean. Allow to cool in the moulds for five minutes before turning out onto serving plates.

5 Meanwhile, heat the caster sugar in a non-stick pan over a low heat. Heat for about 10 minutes, shaking the pan often but not stirring, until the sugar dissolves and turns a dark golden colour. Set aside for 1-2 minutes until the bubbles subside, then add the cream. Stir gently over a low heat for 10-12 minutes, or until the sauce has thickened slightly. Stir in the salt.

6 Drizzle the sauce over the puddings and serve with ice cream.

Per Serving 706kcals, 21.7g fat (13g saturated), 125.7g carbs, 87.5g sugars, 8.1g protein, 2.2g fibre, 1.026g sodium


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