Friday 10 April 2015

Eve's Pudding

Have you ever baked Eve's Pudding?

My knowledge about pudding in general ....
  • A soft, thickened sweet dessert, typically made with milk, sugar, flour, and flavoring.
  • The 4 major ways of making pudding - baked or boiled or steamed and chilled in the refrigerator.
So far I've made these boiled and chilled type of soft or mousse like pudding :
chestnut pudding with agar agar
chocolate mint pudding
fluffy rose black tea mousse

Have I ever baked or tasted Eve's Pudding ? Nope !
According to info: "Eve's pudding is a type of traditional British pudding now made from apples and Victoria sponge cake mixture. The apples are allowed to stew at the bottom of the baking dish while the cake mixture cooks on top."

Interesting ... a juicy fruity base with top sponge cake kinda pudding. Well ... I can't imagine how's the texture is like and so I've decided to bake this for our dessert.

Soft baked apples infused with tangy lemon juice!
Recipe adapted from the cookbook "Desserts All Around The Year" by Martha Day, my slight modification in blue.

Eve's Pudding 
Serves 4 - 6
Ingredients :
657g cooking apples - Peeled, cored and thinly sliced
Grated zest and juice of 1 lemon
115g unsalted butter
115g caster sugar (reduced to 70g)
115g soft brown sugar (I used 70g demerara sugar)
2 large eggs, beaten
90g self raising flour
40g ground almonds
25g flaked almonds (I used 25g silvered almond)

1) Pre-heat the oven to 180°C. Lightly butter a 1.5 litre baking dish. Set aside.

2) With an electric mixer, cream the butter and caster sugar in a large mixing bowl until the mixture is very light and fluffy.

3) Gradually beat the eggs into the butter mixture, beating well after each addition. Then fold in the lemon zest, flour and ground almonds.

4) Mix the demerara sugar, apples and lemon juice in a bowl. Pour into the baking dish, spread evenly. Add the batter mixture over top of the apples in the baking dish. Spread evenly and sprinkle the silvered almonds.

5) Bake for 40 to 45 minutes until the apples are soft and the sponge is firm and a nice golden brown.

My Note:
Cover the top of the baking dish with loose baking paper or aluminium foil in the last 10 minutes into baking to prevent the cake top from over browning.

As I removed the dish from the oven, I could see the bubbling boiling of the fruity base .... I can't wait any longer ... Scooped and served  immediately !

My first bite ... the bursting flavour of citrus tangy lemon!
The fragrant buttery almond cake and crunchy almond bits is the perfect complement to the sweet softened apples infused with tangy lemon juice .... tasted so deliciously good! I'm so enjoying this Eve's Pudding ! Yum!

Happy baking! Have a tangy sweet fruity weekend ^-^!


  1. Good morning Karen,
    What a tempting dessert you have!
    Just imagine the bursting flavour of citrus tangy lemon, oh....! Irresistible!
    I wish I can have it now!

  2. Sounds like a dessert we would love... apples and almonds.. yum!

  3. Karen,
    I am imagining how yummlicious this is!
    I would love to have a serving from you :)


  4. Hi Karen,'
    I have never heard of this pudding before, and it looks delicious! Moist, soft apples under a cake! Sounds really good to me.
    You are having a delicious time baking from this book! :)

    1. I've not heard about this kind of pudding too until now learn it from the cookbook.

  5. Karen, the name Eve's Pudding make this dessert sound so intriguing. And the way you described the taste, wah, now I also wanna taste the pudding!

    1. Phong Hong, I like sourish tangy sweet refreshing dessert served after meal and this is my kind of dessert.

  6. No, I never bake a Eve's Pudding before and never try one too..paiseh
    would like to try urs,can I ?


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