This is a traditional steamed pudding recipe, from New Zealand that can be made in a Kai cooker, Hangi or at home. Either way it taste delicious.
Burnt Sugar Steamed Pudding
2 1/2 cups flour
1 1/2 cups of sugar
1 tsp baking soda
250g butter, cut into cubes
1 tsp mixed spice
3 eggs, beaten
Burnt sugar syrup
4 tbls sugar
1 cup of water
To make the burnt sugar syrup, place the 4 tbsp of sugar into a saucepan on medium to high heat.
The sugar will start to brown, give the pan a little swirl.
Don’t burn longer than necessary it will taste burnt and bitter.
Add the 1 cup of water to burnt sugar. Don’t panic if the sugar starts to harden, give it a stir and it will start to dissolve into the water. Take off the heat, Let cool.
In a large bowl, place flour and sugar, rub in butter until resembles breadcrumbs. Add mix spice and baking soda, give it a good mix.
Make a well in the middle and add beaten eggs. Lastly add burnt sugar syrup, give it a stir till fully incorporated. It should have a runny to cake mix consistency.
Pour mixture into a greased pudding tin with lid. Either place in a large pot with simmering water or a steam cooker (Kai cooker)
Steam for 2 hours or until pudding springs back and a knife comes out clean.
Best served with Custard.
Tino reka te kai!