Baked guava pud – ultimate pantry pudding!
This pud is sheer comfort in a bowl, drenched with instant custard….bliss I tell you! Bliss! Ever had one of those days when you feel like something sweet, something comforting, but you don’t feel like getting out of your pajamas to go to the store? I rummaged through the cupboards and found a glorious tin of guavas! AHHHHHHH! Guava pud it is! This is the perfect pantry pudding!! You could do this with tinned apples or pears!
Here’s what you will need:
Serves 4(or 1…he he!)
1 tin( 410 g) halved guavas in syrup
50 g butter
125 ml castor sugar
5 ml vanilla essence
300 ml self raising flour
+- 125 ml milk
This is what you do:
Preheat the oven to 180 degrees
In a food processor, cream the butter and sugar together until light and creamy. Then add the eggs one at a time, followed by the vanilla essence.
Add half the flour and half the milk and blend a bit before adding the remaining flour and milk. Blend until smooth.
Pour the guavas and the syrup into a 20 X 20 pyrex dish.
Spread the batter over the guavas – Don’t worry about the syrup (it looks a little strange), it will get absorbed by the sponge once baked.
Bake for +- 40 minutes.
Allow to stand for a few minutes (yes, I know it’s hard, but try!) to allow the syrup to be absorbed.
Soft sponge with guavary goodness! mmmm….
P.s To be eaten with box custard for the full effect!