Dates - 1 cup (finely chopped)
sugar - half cup
butter - 2 tbsp or more
milk - 1 cup
sodium -bi -carbonate - 1/2 tsp
flour no 1 (maida)- 1 cup
vanilla essence - 1/2 tsp
to garnish - few cherries.
Serves - 6-8 persons.Steps to follow:
In a pan combine chopped dates,sugar,butter,milk and place on a low flame.
Stir till the sugar is dissolved and the mixture just begins to boil.
Remove from fire and allow it to cool completely.
Add the vanilla essence ,flour sifted with baking powder.
Pour in a greased aluminium or stainless silver vessel and cover witha piece of aluminium foil, so that the steam and water cannot enter into the mixure.
In a pressure cooker pour three cups of water and place the cooking plate in it.When the water boils, place the covered vessel in it.Cover pressure cooker with the lid, put weight, steam for half an hour in a medium flame.
Cool the pudding for 15 minutes.
And turn on the serving plate then cut into pieces. Super Sponge Date pudding is ready to serve.
Ingredients for Custard: (optional)
Milk - 1/2 litre
vanilla Custard powder -2- 3tbsp
Sugar - 4 tbsp or to tasteDirections:
Mix custard powder with half cup milk.Heat the remaining milk ,when it begins to boil add the custard powder mixture to the milk, stirring till the custard boils and thickens.Add sugar mix well and remove from fire. Cool and serve.
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