Your Sunday Best! A Fabulous Steamed Raspberry & Whisky Sponge Pudding Recipe

Raspberry Steamed Sponge Pudding

Your Sunday Best! A Fabulous Steamed Raspberry & Whisky Sponge Pudding Recipe

Your Sunday Best!

A Fabulous Steamed Raspberry & Whisky Sponge Pudding

Recipe

Your Sunday Best! A Fabulous Steamed Raspberry & Whisky Sponge Pudding Recipe

Your Sunday Best! A Fabulous Steamed Raspberry & Whisky Sponge Pudding Recipe

Remember when Sunday’s was a day for getting dressed up in your “Sunday Best”? It’s not that long ago and I clearly remember visiting family on Sundays, as well as going to Sunday School in my best Sunday Best frock! We may not dress up on Sundays any more, although most people who attend church still do, but it’s still a day for a well-earned lie in, the Sunday papers, a roast dinner, puddings and cake for tea. So, for this Sunday I am giving you my Sunday Best Recipe for a delectable Steamed Raspberry & Whisky Sponge Pudding, just the job for a Sunday pudding and one that makes use of some lovely Mackays Scottish Raspberry Preserve I needed to finish, as well as my own home-grown raspberries.

Sunday Best

Sunday Best

I have made several batches of my own raspberry jam, recipe to follow, but, I am also a big lover of Mackays preserves, marmalade and curds, and as this pudding recipe is Scottish, it seemed appropriate to use the rest of my lovely Scottish raspberry preserve that Mackays sent me a couple of months ago, as part of the #bakingwithmackays blog project. My last recipe was for a tea time treat, a Scottish Rhubarb & Ginger Crunchy Streusel Cake, that used Mackays Rhubarb and Ginger Preserve.

A "Secret" Baked Layer Cake: Scottish Rhubarb & Ginger Crunchy Streusel Cake Recipe

Ginger Crunchy Streusel Cake Recipe

Today’s recipe is bang on the money for a seasonal dessert and is a glorious steamed pudding with jam AND fresh fruit. It’s a steamed pudding with a Scottish heritage as it uses Scottish jam and Scotch whisky, and if I didn’t grow my own raspberries, than I would have added Scottish rasps too! This pudding is enough for 8 to 10 people and if you are making it for fewer diners, than the rest can be popped into to the freezer too. I am always very curious as to why more people don’t cook steamed puddings, both savoury and sweet, as they are so easy and apart from checking on the water now and then, once they are steaming away quite happily, it gives the cook a chance to prepare other things or to read the papers with a cuppa. I LOVE steamed puddings and often make them during the cooler months, although this recipe is light enough for all year around.

Your Sunday Best! A Fabulous Steamed Raspberry & Whisky Sponge Pudding Recipe

Your Sunday Best! A Fabulous Steamed Raspberry & Whisky Sponge Pudding Recipe

As well as showcasing Mackays delectable Scottish jam, this recipe was also made as my entry into Dom’s Random Recipes, which is all about Puddings, Cakes and Bakes this month! It is also about making and serving a seasonal treat for dessert of course, and when I served this today I really did get “ooohs and ahhhhs” from around the table! I was very pleased with this recipe, which originated in the Dairy Cookbook called Around Britain; however, as usual, I did tweak the recipe to suit my own needs and what was in the store-cupboard, as well as increase the amounts of jam and raspberries in the recipe too! I have shared the recipe below, as I made it, but with a link back to the Dairy Diary site, where the book may still be available to buy. As well as increasing the jam and fruit, I also added a wee bit more Scotch whisky to my sponge recipe too, and why not I say!

Preparing the pudding

Preparing the pudding

Around Britain Cookbook

Around Britain Cookbook

So, for my Sunday Best today, I give you a fabulous family recipe for a steamed sponge pudding with jam and fresh fruit – and if you want to omit the whisky, then just add milk in its place. I have to dash now, as I have to think about what to serve for tea soon!  Have a lovely Sunday and I’ll see you soon with lots more new recipes, as well as my final organic post as well as a new giveaway too, Karen 

Your Sunday Best! A Fabulous Steamed Raspberry & Whisky Sponge Pudding Recipe

Your Sunday Best! A Fabulous Steamed Raspberry & Whisky Sponge Pudding Recipe

Raspberry Steamed Sponge Pudding

Serves 8 to 10 servings
Prep time 30 minutes
Cook time 2 hours
Total time 2 hours, 30 minutes
Allergy Egg, Wheat
Dietary Vegetarian
Meal type Dessert, Snack
Misc Child Friendly, Freezable, Gourmet, Serve Hot
Occasion Birthday Party, Casual Party, Christmas, Easter, Formal Party, Halloween, Thanksgiving, Valentines day
Region British
From book Around Britain Dairy Cookbook
This is my adaptation of a recipe from the Around Britain Dairy Cookbook, and is a fabulous steamed sponge pudding topped with fresh raspberries and raspberry jam. The addition of the whisky to the sponge batter gives the pudding a fabulous flavour, but, you can omit this if you are serving the pudding to non whisky lovers or children. By steaming the pudding you are rewarded with a meltingly light and fluffy sponge which is as light as a feather! Perfect as the grand finale to any family meal.

Ingredients

  • 4 tablespoons raspberry jam
  • 350g fresh raspberries
  • 175g (6ozs) butter
  • 150g (6ozs) caster sugar
  • 3 large eggs, beaten
  • 4 tablespoons Scotch whisky
  • 225g (8ozs) Self-Raising flour

Note

This is my adaptation of a recipe from the Around Britain Dairy Cookbook, and is a fabulous steamed sponge pudding topped with fresh raspberries and raspberry jam. The addition of the whisky to the sponge batter gives the pudding a fabulous flavour, but, you can omit this if you are serving the pudding to non whisky lovers or children. By steaming the pudding you are rewarded with a meltingly light and fluffy sponge which is as light as a feather! Perfect as the grand finale to any family meal.

Directions

Step 1 Grease a 2 litre (3 1/2 pint) pudding basin with butter and then line the base with a circle of greaseproof paper.
Step 2 Spoon the jam into the bottom of the basin and then arrange the fresh raspberries over the top, allowing them to come up the side of the basin, so there is only one layer, if possible.
Step 3 Beat together the butter and sugar until it is light and pale in colour, this is essential for a light and fluffy pudding. Then beat in the eggs with the whisky.
Step 4 Sift the flour carefully into the mixture and fold it in gently before spooning the sponge mixture over the raspberries.
Step 5 If you are using a plastic basin, place the lid on; if not, then cover the pudding with a sheet of buttered greaseproof paper and then some foil, that has been pleated in the middle to allow for pudding expansion! Secure with string and make a string handle if you wish for ease of removing the pudding.
Step 6 Steam the pudding for 1 1/2 to 1 3/4 hours, or until well risen and when a skewer is inserted, it comes out clean.
Step 7 You can keep the pudding warm in the steamer until you are ready to serve it; when you are ready to serve, carefully un-mould the pudding by inverting it on to a serving dish. Garnish with a dusting of icing sugar if you wish and serve hot accompanied by cream, custard or crème fraîche.
Your Sunday Best! A Fabulous Steamed Raspberry & Whisky Sponge Pudding Recipe

Your Sunday Best! A Fabulous Steamed Raspberry & Whisky Sponge Pudding Recipe

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Your Sunday Best! A Fabulous Steamed Raspberry & Whisky Sponge Pudding Recipe

Your Sunday Best! A Fabulous Steamed Raspberry & Whisky Sponge Pudding Recipe

Your Sunday Best! A Fabulous Steamed Raspberry & Whisky Sponge Pudding Recipe

Your Sunday Best! A Fabulous Steamed Raspberry & Whisky Sponge Pudding Recipe

Your Sunday Best! A Fabulous Steamed Raspberry & Whisky Sponge Pudding Recipe

Your Sunday Best! A Fabulous Steamed Raspberry & Whisky Sponge Pudding Recipe

Comments

  1. says

    Ooo yes please!! I do love steamed puddings but my husband is not a fan. So I have this beautiful pudding bowl, which now has been used for all other reasons but pudding. And yes, Mackays preserves are top-notch! I love their Scottish Strawberry. Mmm…

  2. says

    this is quite simply my ideal pudding… whisky AND raspberries, what a combo and a great recipe find, a very lucky random recipes… you know I love a proper old-fashion British pudding, with lashing of cream for me and custard for The Viking!… thanks so much for entering x

    • says

      TO steam this pudding, you place it in a pan with water that comes halfway up the sides of the bowl and then simmer it for the allotted time! You could also bake it in the oven in a bain marie – a tray filled with water. Hope that helps? Karen
      PS: here is a handy site to explain more: How to Steam Puddings

  3. Tracy Nixon says

    This is the type of heart warming pudding I like on a cold Autumnal day – anything hot, jammy or syruppy!

  4. Tracy Nixon says

    It is all about hot puddings this weekend to keep us warm in this cold and wild weather! Brrrrrr I don’t feel so guilty making hot puddings when I know we need the energy to keep us warm and on the move!

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