Marmalade and ginger steamed pudding recipe

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serves: 4
Skill: easy
Cost: cheap
Prep: 15 min
Cooking: 5 min
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  • Sticky sweet marmalade and ginger steamed pudding is really simple to make, taking only 4 mins to cook in the microwave. The tangy ginger flavour and the sweetness of the orange marmalade work so well together.


    • 90g butter, softened
    • 90g golden caster sugar
    • 2 medium eggs, beaten
    • 90g self-raising flour
    • ½ tsp baking powder
    • 1 tsp ground ginger
    • 2 balls chopped stem ginger, from a jar
    • 2 tbsp milk
    • finely grated zest 1 orange
    • For the sauce:
    • juice 1 orange
    • 4 tbsp chunky Seville orange marmalade
    • 1-2 tbsp ginger syrup, from jar


    • Beat the butter and sugar with a hand-held whisk, until light and fluffy. Add the eggs, slowly, then fold in the flour, baking powder, ginger, stem ginger, milk and orange zest.

    • Spoon the mixture into a well-buttered 900ml pudding basin, cover with clingfilm and microwave on full power for 4 mins in an 850-watt microwave, or 3½ mins in a 900-watt microwave, until just cooked. Or you can decant into mini microwave-safe pudding basins and steam for about 1 min each for individual servings.

    • Meanwhile, to make the sauce; put the orange juice in a pan and bring to the boil then reduce it by half. Stir in the marmalade and ginger syrup until it melts.

    • Turn the pudding out onto a plate and serve with the orange sauce spooned over and custard, cream or ice cream.

    Top tip for making Marmalade and ginger steamed pudding

    If you don't have Seville orange marmalade you could always use some of your favourite marmalade instead!

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