Finally...we are settled in our new apartment! It's been 6 months since I have stayed away from doing the DB challenge! So many things happened in my life in those months...I got married to Jobin and even moved to another continent! :) But then, I miss those months. Those days were fun. Endless shopping and travelling and hotel food! :)
Sigh! Do all good things have to come to an end?? It's not that I am not having a good time now, but still... Anyway, when I checked the DB challenge this month, I realised that it's exactly one year since I joined DB, yep, I joined DB in April 09. So I have to do this month's challenge to celebrate my one year (rather 6 months) baking with them!
The April 2010 Daring Bakers’ challenge was hosted by Esther of The Lilac Kitchen. She challenged everyone to make a traditional British pudding using, if possible, a very traditional British ingredient: suet.
MY FAIR LADY PUDDING with ORANGE-BLACKBERRY SAUCE
100 grams/4 ounces) All-purpose flour
(1/4 teaspoon) salt
(1.5 teaspoons) Baking powder
(100 grams/4 ounces) breadcrumbs ( I didn't have any, so I used semolina)
(75 grams/3 ounces) Caster sugar
(75 grams/ 3 ounces) Shredded suet or suet substitute ( I used regular unsalted butter,melted)
(1) large egg
(6 to 8 tablespoons) Cold milk
1 tsp orange zest
3 whole oranges segmented to line the bottom of the pudding dish
- Sift flour, salt and baking powder into bowl.
- Add semolina, sugar,orange zest and suet (I used regular unsalted butter)
- Mix to a soft batter with beaten egg and milk Turn into a buttered 1 litre/ 2pint pudding basin and cover securely with buttered greaseproof paper or aluminum foil. ( I used individual ramekins and lined the buttered base with segmented oranges )Steam steadily for 2.5 to 3 hours.
- Turn out onto warm plate, Serve with sweet sauce to taste such as custard, caramel or a sweetened fruit sauce.
My own recipe
Freshly squeezed orange juice-1/2 cup
Blackberries- 1/2 cup
Granulated sugar- 1 tbsp
- Mix orange juice, blackberries and sugar together.
- Mash the berries slightly with a fork and leave aside for 15 mins.
- Heat the mixture and keep mashing the berries occasionally.
- Remove from heat when thickened.
- Pour over the pudding and enjoy!!
- It can be served both hot or cold.
Verdict: It was delicious to the last crumb! The sauce was well recieved and it complemented the pudding very well. Jobin loved the sauce so much that I felt that he was eating the pudding as a side ;)