Little Box Brownie: Steamed Orange and Berry Pudding

Steamed Orange and Berry Pudding

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For todays recipe I have made a bit of an old school dessert, a boiled pudding. Which doesn't sound like the most appetising recipe, its sounds rather lifeless and bland - a boiled pudding. I personally think of over cooked vegetables whenever the word boiled is used. But this is great, its moist and tastes like summer with hits of orange zest and berries which is wonderful when winter is in full swing. I hope you enjoy it. 

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Orange and Berry Steamed Pudding

150g butter
3/4 cup sugar
2 tsp orange zest
2 eggs
2 cups flour
1/2 cup of orange juice 
1 teaspoon baking powder
250g frozen mixed berries

Cream the butter and sugar until light and fluffy, add the zest then add the eggs one at a time beating after each addition. Sift in the flour and baking powder and stir through. Pour in the orange juice and stir to combine. 
Place the frozen berries in the bottom of a greased pudding bowl and pour over the cake batter. Take a piece of tin foil and a piece of baking paper sized to fit over the top of the bowl. Place them together and place a fold in them so that the pudding has room to rise if it is needed. Place the foil and paper over the pudding and tie in place with a piece if string. Place this in a big pot with a saucer in the bottom (this will stop the pudding from burning). Pour in some boiling water so it covers about 2/3 of the pudding bowl. Then place the lid on and simmer for 2 1/2 hours or until cooked. You will need to continue to top up the water with hot water from the kettle as the pudding cooks.