I love autumn, I love the colours, the sound of crisp leaves under foot and I love Bramley apples. Every time I see Bramley apples in the supermarket I reach out and buy another pack because they are so delicious and quickly transformed into a delicious pudding. So yesterday rather than making another crumble I remembered Eve’s Pudding which I first made at school and hadn’t made for years.
I looked for my old school exercise book but found that I just had the ingredients written down and no method. So I looked on-line at other Eve’s Pudding recipes and decided that a much simpler approach was needed and also decided to add a bit of vanilla bean paste to the sponge topping as well as upping the apple content (why skimp on the healthy bit?)
When I served my Eve’s Pudding and custard to the family they all loved it and my daughter asked why I hadn’t made it in years. I couldn’t even remember having made it in her life time, but I must have used someone else’s recipe as my school one was so incomplete!
So now I’ve developed this fuss free version I will be making this on a regular basis. We all need comfort food, it’s good for the soul and our well being. Having a bowl of Eve’s Pudding and custard is like having hug in a bowl.
As the nights draw in and the weather gets chillier it’s time to embrace comfort food! Hence I asked some fellow food bloggers for their favourite puddings, so here they are along with a few of mine:
- Golden Syrup and Clotted Cream Croissant Pudding
- Quick Apple Puddings
- Apple Meringue
- Apple & Marzipan Dumplings
- Klafoutis: A Black Cherry Pudding
- Plum, Apple and Almond Tarte Tatin
- Blackberry & Apple Crumble
- Slow Cooker Golden Syrup Suet Pudding
- Slow Cooker Chocolate Dumplings
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Eve's Pudding - simple and delicious!
- 3 Bramley apples/cooking apples about 600g
- 1 tbsp lemon juice
- 2 tbsp water
- 100 g granulated sugar
- For the sponge topping:
- 100 g self raising flour sieved
- 75 g buttery spread
- 75 g caster sugar
- 1 large egg lightly beaten
- ½ tsp vanilla bean paste
- Preheat the oven to 180ºC.
- Put the lemon juice and water into a pan.
- Peel, core and quarter the apples, then cut each quarter into 3 slices (add the slices to the pan as you go along, giving a stir to coat).
- Sprinkle the granulated sugar over the apples and simmer (under a lid) on a medium heat for about 5 minutes or until the apples are cooked through.
- Once ready take off the heat and transfer to a 15 cm souffle dish to cool.
- To make the sponge topping use an electric whisk to beat together the buttery spread and caster sugar until light and fluffy.
- Next beat in the vanilla bean paste, followed by the egg a little at a time.
- Fold in the flour a tablespoon at a time.
- Spread the mixture over the apples.
- Bake in the oven for 40 – 45 minutes (or until an inserted skewer comes out clean).
- Serve with custard or vanilla ice cream.
If you can't get hold of cooking apples then you can use eating apples instead.