How to make it

  • Preheat oven to 325 degrees.
  • Lightly grease a 1-quart souffle dish.
  • Layer apples in bottom and sprinkle with lemon juice and granulated sugar.
  • Cream the butter with the sugerfine sugar and vanilla until pale and soft.
  • Beat in the egg, adding a little of the flour to keep the mixture from cudling.
  • Fold in the remaining flour.
  • Spread the mixture lightly over the fruit.
  • Bake 1 to 1-1/4 hours or until the pudding has risen and is set.
  • Adapted from "Le Cordon Bleu: Dessert Techniques" by Laurent Duchene and Bridget Jones.
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  • For and easier sweet, choose fruit pudding
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  • Not everything in "Le Cordon Bleu Dessert Techniques" involves hours of effort. Eve's Pudding, a British apple dessert topped with a light sponge cake, is a quick and satisfying end to a meal.
  • It can be eaten warm, at room temperature or chilled.
  • If you don't keep self-rising flour, use this trick, courtestly of the White Lily Flour Co. of Knowxville, Tenn."
  • To 1 cup all-purpose flour, add 1-1/2 teaspoons baking powder and 1/2 teaspoon of salt; mix well with a fork.
  • Or, for the sponge, add 1-1/8 teaspoon baking powder and 3/8 teaspoon of salt to 3/4 cup flour.
  • This is a snap if you have narrow spice-measuring spoons in your batterie de cuisine. These narrow stainless-steel spoons fit into spic jars nicely, and the set of five incluedes 1/8-, 1/4-, 1/2-, 3/4 and 1 teaspoon measures.
  • Special cooking stores and catalogs have them.
  • Eve's Pudding can be made with other fruits, using what is best at the moment.
  • The authors suggest these variations:
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  • Use sliced rhubarb and add 1 tablespoon of ground ginger to the sponge batter with the flour.
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  • Skin and slice peaches; add a few drops of rosewater to the sponge mixture and sprinkle on some flaked almonds before baking.
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  • Try dark, soft fruits such as blackberries and black currants, if you can find them, and all a few drops of lemon oil to the sponge.
  • ---Carole L. Phillips

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  • ttaaccoo 9 years ago
    Eve's Pudding is enticing! thanks for all of
    the above!! 5 forks raised up high!! trish
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    " It was excellent "
    momo_55grandma ate it and said...
    great recipe and info thanks high5
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  • krumkake 9 years ago
    I love fun facts! Nice post, blue, and nice added info from Knox...a little history lesson to spice things up a bit!
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  • knoxcop 9 years ago
    Yes! I love it! Something from the White Lily company, right here in Knoxville! Yes! You know, WL flour is made from soft winter wheat, and is the chosen flour used in the White House kitchen? It's also the chosen flour used by most of the famous pastry chefs all over the world. It sells in NYC gourmet shops for over $10. (I get it at the grocery for $2, lol)

    Thanks, BlueEyes for the great history note on this one. Great post!--Kn0x--
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