Potato and spice ginger syrup pudding recipe

This dish is cooked in the microwave and makes four individual puddings or one large one

Ingredients (Serves 4)

For the sponge


  • 25g/1oz unsalted butter for greasing
  • 1 large Real Potato Co. Bellini potato, peeled and diced
  • 100g/4oz self-raising flour
  • 100g/4oz caster sugar
  • 100g/4oz unsalted butter
  • 2 eggs
  • 75g/3oz fresh root ginger, peeled and finely chopped

For the ginger syrup



  • 80g/31⁄2oz caster sugar
  • 100ml/4fl oz water
  • 2 tsp peeled and finely chopped fresh root ginger
  • 1⁄2 tsp allspice

To serve



  • Scoops of vanilla ice cream

Lightly grease 4 mini pudding basins, or 1 large one, with butter and set aside. Steam the potato until soft, leave to cool slightly then place in a food processor with the flour, sugar, butter, eggs and ginger. Whizz until smooth.

To make the ginger syrup, gently heat the sugar and water together in a heavy-based saucepan until the sugar dissolves and turns a light caramel colour. Add the chopped ginger and allspice, shaking the pan so the ginger is coated in caramel.

Spoon the syrup evenly between the individual pudding basins or pour into the base of the large basin (if using), then half fill with the sponge mixture. Cover with clingfilm and cook in the microwave on high for 5 minutes. Carefully turn out and serve with a scoop or two of ice cream.


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