Sunday, March 16, 2008

The Great British Pudding Challenge - Canary Pudding

I am a lover of steamed pud from way back, so I'm up again for The Great British Pudding Challenge hosted by Rosie from Rosie Bakes a Peace of Cake. This month's challenge is Canary Pudding, so named for its soft yellow sponge and lemon flavouring.


This pudding could have golden syrup, jam or lemon curd on top. I chose blood orange marmalade as a tart contrast to the sweetness of the sponge.


The verdict - a light, fluffy sponge pudding that is miles away from the much-maligned reputation of puddings as stodgy. In this photograph, the pud is accompanied by vanilla yoghurt, but icecream, cream or custard would go equally as well as an accompaniment. It could also be served hot or cold, perhaps as an alternative on the afternoon tea tray. Delish!

10 comments:

Mrs Slocombe said...

Cor! as an ex-Pom is all I can say. Thanks for dropping by: my other life also includes stints at a cafe in Clifton Hill. I am basically a glorified plongeur but do get to do a bit of baking; so your site is a real find. I am always on the look out for a good slice recipe.....

Gretchen Noelle said...

This sounds delicious and I am certainly craving sweets right at this moment! Yum!

Astra Libris said...

Ooooh, this looks incredible! Hooray for you for standing up for the reputation of puddings - puddings are incredible! Yours looks especially scrumptious...

Ivy said...

This looks amazing so does Rosie's original recipe and Pixie's. I think I have to try this after all of you trying this one.

Pixie said...

Well done! It's so true, this pudding is so light isn't it? Believe that's why we enjoy it so much!

Cakelaw said...

Thanks Mrs Slocombe - hope you find some of these recipes useful.

Thanks Gretchen - a virtual slice is coming your way ;)

Thanks Astrid - much appreciated.

Hi Ivy, You won't be sorry if you try this - it is delish!

I'm with you Pixie - down with stodgy boarding school pud and long live great puds like this one.

adele said...

Oh, this looks fantastic!

Cakelaw said...

Thanks Adele - perfect for a wintry night with hot custard.

Rosie said...

Hi cakelaw, sorry I am a little late in posting the round up due to illness. Rest assured I have now got this sorted out :D

Your pudding looks fantastic and I love the idea of blood orange marmalade as I drool viewing your lovely pics!!

Many thanks for joining in this challenge :D

Rosie x

Cakelaw said...

Thanks for hosting once again Rosie. No hurry about the roundup - get well soon!