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Ginger Pudding

It’s cold and rainy outside and we are eagerly awaiting the first snowfall off the winter. Paging through my Mom’s little book where she wrote her recipes in, and I came across this Ginger Pudding that she use to bake for us, on cold days back home. Not only is the smell warming and inviting but now it feels like she is back in the kitchen with me…baking up a storm, chatting and having a good old giggle. Oh, I do miss her today………..

Serves: 6-8 portions


200g Butter

1 extra big Egg

250ml Milk

250ml Sugar

500ml All Purpose Flour

10ml Baking Soda

15ml ground Ginger

30ml smooth Apricot Jam

Ingredients for the Syrup:

160ml Sugar

160ml Water

45ml Butter

5ml Vanilla Essence


  1. Pre-heat oven to 180˚C.
  2. Melt the butter, take off the heat and add the egg, milk and sugar. Mix well.
  3. Sieve the flour, baking soda and ginger together.
  4. Add the flour mix and the apricot jam to the butter mix.
  5. Mix all of this very well and pour into a big, deep oven dish.
  6. Bake for 20 minutes on 180˚C then turn oven down to 160˚C and bake for a further 20 minutes.
  7. Turn the oven off but leave the pudding in for a further 5 minutes and then take it out.

Method for the Syrup:

  1. Melt all the ingredients together, do not letthe mixture boil.
  2. Keep on the heat just until the butter has melted and the sugar has melted.
  3. Pour over the pudding, as soon as you take that out of the oven.

Tip: I use a wooden skewer to poke holes into the pudding before I pour the syrup over.

This will help with the adsorption all over.

It’s gorgeous just as is….but hey, a little bit of cream drizzled over each serving will not hurt 😉


About The PaperCup Kitchen

Hi there everyone. I am Nelmarie, but please call me Nel. I, like so many people out there enjoy cooking and baking. Food makes me smile and it makes my heart beat faster. The only place where I know I fit just perfectly, is in the kitchen. I have also enrolled in a few cake decorating courses this year and I think I have met my true love....not mentioning my Hubby now :D. It took me 36 years to find out what I want to do with my life and I can now say the answer is rather simple...Bake and then decorating what I've baked. I have started PaperCup in 2011 whilst we were living in Moscow, Russia. Living the life of an Expat can sometimes get very lonely and the blog has not only brought the whole world into my kitchen but I have met so many gorgeous Foodie Friends. I am so happy that I have taken the plunge and started PaperCup. I am not a brilliant writer, I am not a brilliant chef, I am not a brilliant baker BUT I do invite you into my kitchen, take your shoes of, relax, have a bite to eat and let's have a chat. A little more about me: Nelmarie Rennison, married to Christopher for 6 years, together for 12. Two lovely kiddies, Nicholas 3 1/2 and Allegra just over a year. South African, lived in Russia for two years and now loving living in the UK. Diagnosed with MS in 2000 and never felt better :D I am just as grateful for dust blowing in my eyes as I am for Angels sitting on my shoulders. I love my family, my friends, my life and I am grateful for each new morning. Looking forward to get to know you better xx

2 responses »

  1. Oh yummy! Ginger is one of my favourite flavours, especially for this time of year – it’s health properties come into use around now 😀


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