Harry Potter Treacle Pudding Recipe | My Harry Potter Kitchen II (Recipe #21)
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This week we're baking a classic British dessert with a magical Harry Potter twist!
This week we're moving on to Chapter Five - 'The Whomping Willow' for our next recipe:
"On their last evening, Mrs. Weasley conjured up some sumptuous dinner which included all of Harry's favourite things, ending with a mouthwatering treacle pudding"
Time to tuck into another magical Weasley creation!
You might recall that during the Philosopher's Stone we created a magical treacle tart but this year we're going to serve up something slightly different (don't worry though it will still be just as magical!)
Traditionally a treacle pudding is made from a light and fluffy sponge cake mix that's been steamed with (a lot of) sticky sweet golden syrup. For this week's recipe, we're going to add a magical twist on the British classic dessert by topping the treacle pudding with fruit inspired by our Hogwarts Houses which will look gorgeous and also add an extra juicy element of flavour to our steamed pudding!
Have you ever tried a Treacle Pudding before?
If you'd like to know how to make treacle pudding at home, a follow my step by step recipe to create your own magical Treacle Pudding!
Harry Potter Treacle Pudding Recipe Ingredients
For the steamed sponge cake recipe
175g (6oz) butter
175g (6oz) light soft brown sugar
175g (6oz) self-raising flour
¼ tsp ground mixed spice
zest of half a lemon
For the treacle pudding topping
butter for greasing
a handful of sultanas
3-5 glace cherries
1 pineapple ring
100-150g golden syrup
Steamed Treacle Pudding Method:
To begin you want to prepare your light and fluffy sponge cake mix by creaming together your butter and sugar in a bowl until light and fluffy.
Crack your eggs into a jug and whisk together until combined. Slowly incorporate into the butter and sugar, continuing to beat until smooth. (Wizard Tip! Add in a spoonful of flour if the mixture begins to curdle)
Add in the rest of your flour along with your flavourings - vanilla extract, mixed spice and lemon zest. Stir through until evenly combined, being careful not to over-mix as this will lead to a tough pudding
Generously grease a heat-proof bowl with butter and place your fruit decorations into the bottom (Wizard tip! I like to draw an X into the butter to help as a guide). Carefully pour the golden syrup over the top until the fruit is completely covered.
Spoon the cake mix over the golden syrup and level off with a spatula leaving a 1cm gap from the top. Cover the pudding with some foil and secure in place with string or a heatproof band.
Steam the pudding for 2 ½ hours in a slow-cooker on high heat, or in a pan of simmering water. (Wizard Tip! Place a metal ring or tea towel into the bottom of the pot to prevent the bottom coming into direct contact with the heat source and burning).
Once cooked a skewer should come out clean. Remove the string and foil and use a palette knife to ease the pudding from the sides. Place a plate on top and then flip the entire thing over. Remove the bowl (using a tea towel if it's still hot) and drizzle over a little extra golden syrup before serving
And viola our traditional steamed treacle pudding recipe is complete and Molly Weasley would be proud! If you're planning on recreating this one make sure you send in your pictures on Instagram using the hashtag #MyHarryPotterKitchen and follow @BradBakes - don't forget to tag me too!
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