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Sponge pudding with berry sauce

Prep time less than 30 mins
Cook time less than 30 mins
Serves 2
Dietary Vegetarian
From Ready Steady Cook


  1. To make the sponge, place the sugar, butter and almonds into a food processor and blend together.

  2. Add the flour and enough milk to bind and blend again to create a dough.

  3. Prepare a pudding bowl by greasing with butter then dusting with flour. Pour in the sponge mixture and cover with cling film. Place into a microwave and cook on full power for five minutes.

  4. To make the berry sauce, place the berries, icing sugar and Kirsch in a medium frying pan over a medium heat. Bring to the boil and cook for five minutes.

  5. To serve, turn the sponge pudding out onto a plate and pour over the warm berry sauce.


For the sponge

  • 75g/2¾oz caster sugar
  • 75g/2¾oz unsalted butter, softened, plus extra for greasing
  • 50g/1¾oz almonds
  • 75g/2¾oz self-raising flour, plus extra for dusting
  • 2 tbsp milk

For the berry sauce

  • 200g/7oz frozen mixed berries, defrosted
  • 1 tbsp icing sugar
  • 1 tbsp Kirsch liqueur

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Sponge pudding with berry sauce

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