I do like to add a recipe each month to the blogs and one of my favourite books to go to for trying new recipes is Rachel Patterson’s Practically Pagan: An Alternative Guide to Cooking. I obviously turn to the section that is correspondent to the month, and one of the recipes that popped out at me was Goddess Pudding. Rachel renamed it and it is her take on the UK traditional dessert called Eve’s Pudding.
I decided to go with apples in my pudding and add a handful of sultanas and a bit of ground cinnamon to the apples before adding the topping. I think it will be delicious served with a bit of cream or ice-cream, as I do like the hot/cold contrast. That does remind of September in a way – we will start to have the chilly mornings and evenings, but very often we do have a warm day – well hopefully!
This is a very easy recipe to make and I was pleased with how it turned out.
2 bramley (cooking) apples or 4 small eating apples
100g/3 ½ oz butter
100g/3 ½ oz caster sugar
100g/ 3 ½ oz self-raising flour
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Chop the apples into chunks and lay them on the bottom of a greased overproof dish. (I used a flan dish) *I sprinkled half a teaspoon of ground cinnamon over my apples once in the dish and added about a handful of sultanas.
Cream the butter and caster sugar together. Work in the eggs, sifted flour and vanilla extract and mix to a soft batter. Spread over the apples and bake at 350F/180C/Gas mark 4 for 40 minutes or until a skewer or sharp knife comes out clean when inserted into the mixture.