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    Helen's Estivale Apple and Blackberry Steamed Pudding

    To celebrate the new apple season, we teamed up with 5 top food bloggers for the Waitrose Brilliantly British Apple Recipe Challenge. They've created some brand new apple-based recipes which we know you'll love. Helen from fussfreeflavours.com shows us how to cook a delicious estivale apple and blackberry steamed pudding.

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    For the topping:

    25g butter
    1 large eating apple – peeled and cut into 1.5cm chunks
    2 dsp golden caster sugar
    100g blackberries – cut in half depending on their size

    For the sponge:

    120g plain flour
    30g golden caster sugar
    1 heaped tsp baking powder
    Pinch salt
    Pinch ground all spice
    120ml milk
    30ml light vegetable oil – I used sumflower
    Extra butter for greasing the dish


    1. Melt the butter in a frying pan and fry the apple pieces for a few minutes until they are golden.  Add the sugar and blackberries and gently cook until the fruit is soft and sticky.  Generously butter a 2 pint / 1 litre pudding basin and pour the fruit in.

    2. In another mixing bowl mix the flour, sugar, baking powder, salt and all spice.   Pour the milk and oil into a jug and whisk together.   Add the milk and oil mixture to the dry ingredients and gently fold in.  Do not over mix – it will only need about 15 folds.

    3. Spoon the sponge batter over the fruit mixture and cover the bowl with clingfilm (make a few holes with the tip of a sharp knife).  microwave at full power for 3 – 5 minutes until a cocktail stick pushed into the sponge comes out clean.   Cooking time will depend on your microwave and size and shape of the bowl.

    4. Turn out onto a plate and serve immediately with whipped cream.


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