Battersea pudding Recipe

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6 - 8

Nutrition per portion

Calories 161 kCal 8%
Fat 7g 10%

This traditional sweet batter dish, made with apples and cream, is delicious hot or cold. Real comfort food!


  • 125g (4oz) plain flour
  • Pinch of salt
  • 2 medium eggs
  • 300ml (½ pint) milk
  • 30g (1oz) white fat
  • 4 small cooking apples
  • Icing sugar for dredging, or 1 tbsp apricot jam
  • Crème fraîche, for serving


  • Sift the flour and salt into a large bowl. Add the eggs and about a third of the milk. Beat well with an electric hand whisk until smooth and bubbles rise to the surface. Stir in the rest of the milk.

  • Set the oven to Gas Mark 7 or 220°C. Put the white fat in the roasting tin and place in the oven to heat up.

  • Meanwhile, peel, core and halve the apples. When the fat is very hot, quickly add the apples, cut-side down, and pour the batter over. Put back in the oven and bake for about 45 minutes, until well-risen and browned and the batter looks cooked.

  • Dredge with icing sugar, or brush the apples with apricot jam immediately, and serve hot with crème fraîche.

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You could use pears instead of apples.