Community Recipe: Quickie Microwave Steamed Pudding For 1


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Theres nothing like a quickie ;) has to be said tho, that normally, steamed sponge puddings arent usually qualifiers, and even less are they something that most people would do for just one person however much they might love them.THIS pudding is different. Its quick to put together, its quick to cook and its quick to eat. You can make this pudding in whatever flavour floats your boat. This one was made with lemon curd as i had some in the fridge. You can also make it with jam or syrup. In any case, it needs to then be served with lashings of fact itll prob take you longer to make the custard than to cook the pudding!


  • 100 g butter
  • 100 g sugar
  • 100 g self raising flour (or plain and 1 tspn baking powder)
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • a quantity of syrup/jam/fruit curd/fruit etc
Cream butter and sugar

Step 1

Cream Butter And Sugar

Cream the butter and sugar together,then add the eggs, then the flour and vanilla. If you dont have self raising flour, just add a tsp of baking powder to the flour.

Prepare your basin

Step 2

Prepare Your Basin

Grease a small microwave safe basin(you might be able to use large cappuccino or soup mugs if theyre microwave safe) and place in the base, a layer of whatever you are adding to your pudding, be it syrup or jam or as in this case, lemon curd (in this case it was about 6 tblspns) Add your batter on top and smooth it out.

Cover and microwave

Step 3

Cover And Microwave

Cover with microwave safe plastic wrap, turning back one edge to vent the wrap, and microwave on 50% power. I did mine for 5.5 mins in an 1100 watt microwave. If your microwave is lower wattage you may need a little longer. What you want is the middle to look a little wet(it will cook through on standing) but the rest to look cooked. Add time in 30 second increments till you find your timings for your microwave. Leave to stand for a minute or so when done,then turn out onto a plate and serve with custard or cream :)

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