Steamed Coconut Apple Pudding

Steamed Coconut Apple Pudding
A dessert that I first learnt from my buddy Loveleen Sandhu , who I call the ‘Kitchen Queen’ and one that I have made countless number of times. But the best part is, I call her up every single time before baking it to get the correct proportions.. And nod my head like a good girl, promising her to note it down carefully for future reference… But guess what?? I’m not such a good girl after all… No noting all nodding. πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

So, when I wanted to make it one evening for friends, guess who do I call???? … No prizes for guessing that…only to be told that she’s not at home and needs to dictate it from her diary ( she’s super organised you know… Diaries, and filed recipes and organised drawers and closets…. So not like me, that’s probably why we click in the first place. ☺️☺️

So, it was exam time for me, made it from memory and boy was I pleased with the result. Lovey, you’d have been proud of me 😍😍
 So without further delay, I present the steamed coconut Apple pudding… 
Yummy sweet cinnamon apples at the  bottom. A delicate vanilla coconut sponge ,specked with raisins and steam baked in the apple juices, topped with a crunchy brown sugar topping. πŸ˜›πŸ˜›πŸ˜›
Best served hot ,straight from the oven with a piping hot thin vanilla custard. 
P.S : the pictures don’t do it justice. 

This is the kind of dessert that can get you out of bed on a cold winter night just to reheat some and savour when back under the covers. 
Ingredients: I made a bigger pudding using double the ingredients. That served around 12-14 people. 
The following recipe gives six generous helpings. 
For the Base:

Apples 1/2 kg peeled and cubed

Sugar 1/4 cup 

Cinnamon 1/2 tsp
For the sponge:

Eggs 2

Maida 1 cup

Sugar 1/2 cup

Soft butter( Amul) 1/2cup

Vanilla 1 tsp

Black raisins 1/4 cup

Dessicated coconut 2/3 cup

Milk 1/2 cup

Baking powder 1 level tsp
For the topping:

Brown sugar 2tbsp

Melted butter 2tbsp

In a PAN cook the apples, cinnamon and 1/4 cup sugar till apples are a little soft. Spread them at the base of a uttered glass 9′ dish. 
Preheat oven to 170C

Sift the Maida, baking powder and coconut together. 

Beat the butter , vanilla and sugar till light and creamy. This is really important..

Beat in the egg yolks one st a time till nice and creamy. 

Separate  the eggs. Beat the egg whites till sift peak stage. 

Fold in the dry mix into the butter mix carefully. Mix in the raisins and milk. 

Carefully fold in the egg whites.

Pour this mix over the apples in the dish. 

Mix the melted butter and brown sugar and sprinkle on the top of the pudding batter. 
Bake for 25 mins uncovered and 10 mins covered with a foil. 
For the last five minutes crank up the temp to 190C and bake uncovered.
Serve hot with a thin custard. 


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