Steamed pudding with marmalade sauce recipe

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Beat the winter blues with a generous helping of this warming steamed pud. For more pud recipes visit

  • healthy
Preparation Time20 mins
Cooking Time2 hours 20 mins
Total Time2 hours 40 mins
Cost RangeCheap
Nutrition Per PortionRDA
Calories321 Kcal16%
Fat17 g24%
Saturated Fat10 g50%

Beat the winter blues with a generous helping of this warming steamed pud - serve it with custard and you've got comfort food heaven!


For the pudding


  • 175g (6oz) butter, softened
  • 175g (6oz) caster sugar
  • 3 large, or 4 medium, eggs
  • 175g (6oz) self-raising flour
  • Finely grated zest of 2 large oranges
  • 1tsp baking powder
  • 3tbsp milk

For the sauce


  • Juice of 2 large oranges
  • 5tbsp chunky Seville marmalade
  • 1.2-1.5 litre (2-2½ pint) pudding basin, well-buttered




  1. Beat the butter and sugar together, with an electric whisk, until light and fluffy. Beat in the eggs, one at a time, with a tbsp of flour. Add the orange zest and then sift in the rest of the flour with the baking powder, add the milk and whisk in to make a smooth mixture.
  2. Spoon the mixture into the basin, cover with a piece of buttered, pleated Bakewell paper and a piece of foil with a pleat in.
  3. Put the basin in a steamer over a pan of boiling water (or balanced on an upturned saucer in a large pan). Cover with a lid and steam for 2 hours, checking occasionally and topping up with boiling water.
  4. Take off the heat and leave it for 5-10 mins, while you make the sauce. Bring the orange juice to the boil in a small pan and boil until reduced by half. Add the marmalade and stir over the heat to melt and make a sauce. Spoon over the pudding. Serve hot with custard, if you like.
Top Tip for making Steamed pudding with marmalade sauce

Put a disc of butter paper or Bakewell paper in the bottom of the basin, so that the pudding will turn out easily.


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