July 9, 2012 in Woolies Pantry
A cold and wet weekend of rain pelting against the windows of my flat meant any hopes of enjoying the great outdoors were dashed. Instead I succumbed to the charms of Woolworths range of winter desserts because, let’s face it, nothing quite makes a girl feel better than the sweet seduction of hot baked puddings on a soggy Sunday.
Woolworths have been so kind to their loyal shoppers this week as to allow all WREWARDS card holders to indulge in their fabulous offer of saving R20 when buying two winter puddings. Any of you who know me will know that the only thing that could possibly lift my spirits more than a sugar rush is a bargain and in this case I was the proud owner of both!
Sticky with just the right amount of sugar and a sponge surface cracked from the heat of the oven, sticky toffee pudding was my Sunday night date! Dressed to impress with my favourite roasted fruit and a jug of hot custard on the side, the weather was eventually the last thing on my mind.
Seasonal fruit is always better but I am a real sucker for plums and yesterday a punnet of plump ones caught my eye on the cold shelves in Woolworths. Try roasting guavas or figs if you can find them, their tart flavours compliment the indulgent winter puddings perfectly.
- 1 x Woolworths winter sticky toffee pudding
- 6 plums, halved (or any other fruit of your choice like strawberries or guavas or both)
- 1 T brown sugar
- 50g butter, cubed
- Juice of one lemon
- 2 cinnamon sticks
- Sprig of fresh rosemary
- Preheat your oven to 200C⁰.
- Remove the stones from your plums and arrange the fruit on a baking tray before sprinkling with brown sugar, dotting a few knobs of butter around and squeezing over your lemon juice.
- Add your cinnamon sticks and sprig of rosemary for deep, rich flavours that are perfect for winter.
- Roast the fruit for 20 – 30 minutes until fragrant and tender.
- Prepare your sticky toffee pudding according to the package instructions and serve hot with your roasted fruit.
I decided to treat myself to a milk tart sponge pudding as well, just to take advantage of the offer. I am having some of my girl friends over before the end of the week for a little catch-up with some ‘Sex and the City’ re-runs and a few bowls of hot pudding.
How do you like to eat your winter puddings?
Lots of love
Consultant Food Editor, Woolworths TASTE