Burnt Sugar Steamed Pudding 

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!

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Published by Kara's Kitchen

My Names Kara Im from Auckland New Zealand where I live with my Partner Shanley and our two gorgeous children Keira age 5 and Keanu age 2. I love getting in the kitchen creating Cakes and treats but I also love crafting, travel and getting outside exploring with my family.

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