Friday, December 25, 2020



A dough magically transforms into a warm butterscotch pudding with lots of butterscotch sauce bubbling underneath! This pudding has an excellent butterscotch flavor from dark brown sugar as well as golden syrup.



  • 150ml milk
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 3 large eggs, beaten
  • 250g self-raising flour
  • 100g pecans, or other nuts
  • 125g light muscovado sugar
  • 3 ripe medium bananas, mashed
  • 100g butter, melted and cooled, plus extra to grease

For the sauce:

  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 200g light muscovado sugar
  • 200ml double cream



  1. Preheat the oven to 180°C, fan 160°C, gas 4. Toast the pecans on a baking sheet for 6-8 minutes, then roughly chop and cool. Grease a deep 2-litre ovenproof baking dish, about 20 x 28cm base measurement, with butter.
  2. In a saucepan, mix all the sauce ingredients with 225ml water and a pinch of salt over a low heat. Once the sugar has dissolved, remove from the heat. It will be very thin, but will thicken as it bakes with the pudding.
  3. Mash 2½ bananas in a bowl, then add the eggs, milk, melted butter and vanilla, followed by the sugar, and mix well.
  4. Sift the flour, baking powder and a pinch of salt into a large bowl, and stir in about half the chopped pecans
  5. Tip the wet ingredients into the dry and whisk until fairly smooth. Pour into the prepared baking dish and top with a few more pecans and the remaining banana, sliced.
  6. Slowly pour the sauce all over the pudding, then bake on a tray for 35-40 minutes. It should be risen, golden brown and firm in the centre. Leave to stand for 10 minutes and serve with ice cream or pouring cream, scattered with the rest of the nuts. Enjoy your pudding!