Ginger-Orange Steamed Pudding

Ginger-Orange Steamed Pudding

A traditional English dessert, it is really a rich sponge cake cooked in water. Serves 8 Ingredients: 1½ cups cake, or all-purpose flour 1 teaspoon baking powder ¼ teaspoon salt 3 teaspoons ground ginger ½ cup butter ½ cup sugar 2 eggs ¼ teaspoon almond extract zest of 1 orange 1 cup orange juice ¼ cup rose-hip preserves, or any other flavor that goes with ginger Directions: Preheat oven to 350°F. Prepare ramekins by greasing them well, then adding 2 tablespoons preserves to the bottom of each. Sift dry ingredients and set aside. In a mixer, add butter and sugar, beat until light. Add eggs, one at a time, then extract, zest, and juice. Stir in dry ingredients and mix lightly. Pour into prepared ramekins. Cover tops with waxed paper or foil. Place in a larger pan, and add hot water half way up. Bake for 30 minutes until done. Let cool for 5 minutes and invert onto plates. Serve with crème...