Hello Dear Reader,
As I’m being extremely financially cautious at the moment, I didn’t stretch the budget to so much as a roast chicken and bought four slices of turkey breast for under £2 in Aldi. I already had a jar of white wine sauce with mushrooms at the back of the cupboard and that as the basis of lunch. We all really enjoy a leisurely Sunday lunch and like that we take time to sit together and have a lazy lunch. I like to make my life easy.
Potatoes are boiled, allowed to cool and then sprayed with a light oil and roasted.
The batter can be made the night before, gluten free batter is a challenge every time I make it as it needs to be baked at the highest heat. I use a muffin tray and drop a teaspoon of oil and get the tray smoking hot and then, using a ladle spoon the batter mix in. They rise like puff balls and are different to regular puds but just as lovely.
2 cementines – boiled for twenty minutes, then puréed with a blending stick – divided in half. Half mixed with the cake mixture and half as the base of the pudding mixed with some golden syrup.
3 tablespoons of golden syrup
6oz gluten free flour
1 tablespoon gluten free baking powder
3 large eggs
6oz mark or butter.
Blend the cake batter together with a wooden spoon and blend in half the clementine mixture too.
In the bottom of the pudding bowl ( I couldn’t find it so used a Pyrex jug) I placed the puréed cementines and syrup.
Pour the batter in on top.
I popped the whole lot in the oven with the roast spuds for about twenty minutes. I served this with custard whilst still warm.
It’s certainly not as popular as it used to be when people can just buy a dessert but there really is nothing lovelier or cheaper than a homemade sticky pudding with spoonfuls of custard.
Dinner was turkey, roast potatoes, Yorkshire puddings, mashed swede, carrots, peas and cabbage. Affordable as mainly vegetables with about 4oz turkey in a creamy sauce and a filling pudding to follow.
The family are fine, on the mend. We went out for a walk around Looe and over to Hannafore Bach, just gently and slowly as one of us is still weak but benefitted from a sunny day and fresh air.
It’s been a weekend of catching up, slowing down, feet up, lovely food, family time and getting our breath back.
I hope your Sunday was as lovely as mine.