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Spiced gingerbread puddings with caramel sauce

These puddings are a cross between gingerbread and Christmas pudding. I serve them with a rich caramel sauce, but they would also go well with crème anglaise, double cream or ice-cream.
Store caramel sauce, covered, in the refrigerator, for up to 5 days. Reheat in a small saucepan over low heat before serving over warm puddings.

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Spiced gingerbread puddings with caramel sauce
Spiced gingerbread puddings with caramel sauce
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Servings Prep Time
6 30 mins
Cook Time
40 mins
Servings Prep Time
6 30 mins
Cook Time
40 mins
Spiced gingerbread puddings with caramel sauce
Spiced gingerbread puddings with caramel sauce
Print Recipe
Servings Prep Time
6 30 mins
Cook Time
40 mins
Servings Prep Time
6 30 mins
Cook Time
40 mins
Ingredients
Servings:
Instructions
  1. Place sultanas and sherry in a small bowl. Stand until required.
  2. Preheat oven to 180C/160C fan-forced. Grease eight ¾ cup (180ml) capacity pudding moulds or ovenproof dishes. Line bases with baking paper.
  3. Stir brown sugar, butter, molasses, ginger and mixed spice in a saucepan over low heat until the sugar dissolves and mixture is smooth and glossy. Stir in sultana mixture. Cool for 5 minutes.
  4. Transfer butter mixture to a large bowl. Whisk in milk and eggs until combined. Stir in flour and bicarbonate of soda until combined.
  5. Spoon mixture evenly among prepared moulds. Place moulds on a baking tray. Cover with baking paper, then foil. Bake for about 35 minutes or until a skewer inserted into the centres comes out clean. Set aside in moulds for 5 minutes to cool before turning onto plates.
  6. Meanwhile, heat caster sugar in a non-stick frying pan over low heat, shaking the pan, for 10 minutes or until the sugar dissolves and is dark golden. Carefully and slowly add cream. Stir over low heat for 10 minutes or until the toffee dissolves and sauce thickens. Stir in salt. Transfer to a heatproof jug. Set aside until required.
  7. Serve warm puddings drizzled with warm caramel sauce.
Recipe Notes

If you want to omit the alcohol, replace it with orange juice or extra milk.

This kitchenink recipe appears in the December 2016 issue of the Hills District Independent – Read the digital version HERE or visit their website.

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