Steamed jam sponge recipe
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Recipe introThis steamed jam sponge recipe is a delightful treat that is both comforting and easy to make. With just a few simple ingredients, you can create a fluffy and moist sponge cake infused with the sweet and tangy flavor of jam. The steaming method ensures a light and airy texture, making it a perfect dessert for any occasion. Serve it warm with a dollop of whipped cream or enjoy it on its own for a delightful tea-time snack.
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steamed jam sponge recipe details
|3 tbsp||raspberry jam|
|175 g||self-raising flour|
|1 tsp||rounded, baking powder|
|125 g||butter, softened|
|3 large||eggs, beaten|
|175 g||caster sugar|
InstructionsGenerously butter a 1.25 litre pudding basin and spoon the jam into the bottom.
Sift flour and baking powder together into a large bowl. Add the butter, sugar and eggs and whisk or beat together, for about 2 minutes with an electric food mixer and several minutes by hand. Spoon the mixture into the basin on top of the jam.
Lay out a sheet of greaseproof paper about twice as large as the top of your basin. Cut a sheet of foil to the same size. Create a double fold in the two sheets together in the shape of a letter ‘Z’ and locate over the top of the basin. Tie the covers in place with string and create a loop with string to aid lifting the basin in and out of the steamer.
Steam for 2 hours in the top part of a steamer, filling the base with boiling water to start and topping up with more water as and when the level decreases. Check about every 30 minutes and avoid the steamer boiling dry.
When cooked, lift out the pudding carefully using the string. Remove foil and paper. Run a knife or palette knife around the inside of the basin to release the pudding. You may need a towel or oven gloves as the basin will be hot!
Place a large plate over the pudding. Shake gently to release and invert the two together. Lift the basin with the aid of a towel or kitchen gloves.
Cut the pudding into wedges and serve with custard or cream.
Options:replace the jam with another of a different flavour (strawberry or blackcurrant are often used), treacle (molasses), golden syrup or lemon curd are other popular choices.
ca. 30 min
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