Caramel Banana Self-Saucing Pudding
( SERVES 4 )
This really is one of those "died and gone to heaven" desserts. It is saucy and delicious, and perfect for chilly winter nights. Serve with vanilla ice cream or lashings of whipped cream.
- Preheat oven to 180°C. Mix plain flour, brown sugar and baking powder in a bowl. Make a well in the centre. Mix in mashed banana, baking soda dissolved in milk, butter, egg (lightly whisked) and vanilla extract. Mix until well combined. Pour mixture into a greased 1.5-litre baking dish.
- Combine light muscavado sugar and cornflour, sprinkle over the pudding and then drizzle golden syrup over it.
- Gently pour boiling water over the mixture and then bake for 45 to 50 minutes until pudding tests cooked when a skewer inserted into the sponge layer comes out clean. Serve hot.