Monday, 2 April 2012

Eve's a peach

Yesterday we had himself's parents over for dinner. For dessert a did a take on Eve's pudding. For those who don't know, Eve's pudding is a baked dessert consisting of a layer of apples topped with sponge. For my take I used tinned peaches and a chocolate sponge mixture.

The juiciness of the peaches give the chocolate sponge pudding mixture a lovely gooey chocolate-y centre. Here's a photo of it just out of the oven. I didn't think to take one later.

So the recipe:

6 oz / 150g self raising flour
6 oz / 150g butter
6 oz / 150 g sugar
1.5 oz / 38 g cocoa
3 eggs
2 x tins of peaches in juice (although syrup is ok), drained

1. Preheat the oven to 190 C
2. Sift the flour and cocoa together in a bowl.
3. Cream the butter and sugar until light and fluffy.
4. Mix in the eggs a little at a time with the flour and cocoa.
5. Place the drained peaches in a greased ovenproof pie dish and top with the chocolate pudding mixture.
6. Bake for about 30-40 minutes until sponge is cooked.
7. Leave to cool for 10 minutes or so and serve with whipped cream or vanilla ice-cream.

Note: The sponge can be made using the all in one method by placing the flour, cocoa, butter, eggs and sugar in a food processor and blending until you get a smooth batter which has a dropping consistency. If you find that the batter is still a bit too stiff add a tiny bit of milk until you get the right dropping consistency.

Oh and I used a 1.6 L pie dish with a 9 or 10 inch diameter.



  1. Sounds absolutely yummy. I did notice however that you forgot to say in your recipe exactly what is 1.5oz / 38g. (I assume it's cocoa from the rest of the recipe details).

    1. You're right, it's cocoa! Obviously my typing wasn't keeping up with my brain! lol! I'm going to edit to correct it now. Thanks for spotting it.