Microwave Puddings

Microwave Puddings
Pudding à faire au micro-onde



Fastest-ever lemon pudding


  •     100g        caster sugar
  •     100g        softened butter
  •     100g        self-raising flour
  •     2              eggs
  •     zest         1 lemon
  •     1 tsp        vanilla essence
  •     4 tbsp      lemon curd
  •     crème fraîche or ice cream, to serve

1.    Mix the sugar, butter, flour, eggs, lemon zest and vanilla together until creamy, then spoon into a medium microwave-proof baking dish. Microwave on High for 3 mins, turning halfway through cooking, until risen and set all the way through. Leave to stand for 1 min.

2.    Meanwhile, heat the lemon curd for 30 secs in the microwave and stir until smooth. Pour all over the top of the pudding and serve with a dollop of crème fraîche or scoops of ice cream.


Microwave banana pudding


  •     100g       butter, softened, plus extra for greasing
  •     2             ripe bananas
  •     100g       light muscovado sugar
  •     100g       self-raising flour
  •     2 tsp       ground cinnamon
  •     2             eggs
  •     2 tbsp     milk
  •    icing sugar, toffee sauce and ice cream, to serve (optional)

1.    Put the butter in a 1-litre baking dish and microwave on High for 30 secs ~ 1 min until melted. Add 1½ bananas, mash into the melted butter, then add the sugar, flour, cinnamon, eggs and milk. Mix together well.

2.    Slice the remaining banana over the top, then return to the microwave and cook on High for 8 mins until cooked through and risen. Serve warm, dusted with icing sugar, if you like, with a drizzle of toffee sauce and a scoop of ice cream.


Microwave sponge pudding

Serves: 4

  •     50g          butter
  •     50g          caster sugar
  •     50g          self raising flour
  •     1              medium egg, beaten
  •     2 tbsp      milk
  •     2 tbsp      jam or syrup

Prep:10min  ›  Cook:3min  ›  Ready in:13min

1.   In a medium bowl, cream together the butter and sugar until smooth.
2.   Mix in the egg and milk gradually, so as not to curdle the butter.
3.   Sift in the flour, and fold in gently.
4.  Put 2 tablespoons of golden syrup, treacle or jam in bottom of microwave-safe bowl. Pour in batter.
5.   Cover, and cook for 3 1/2 minutes on full powder, or until the pudding appears set when gently jiggled, and the top is sticky.      Serve hot.

Three-minute microwave sponge pudding


  • 50g         Unsalted butter, well softened
  • 50g         caster sugar
  • 1             egg lightly beaten
  • 2 tbsp     milk
  • 50g         self-raising flour
  • 2 tbsp     golden syrup or jam
  • custard, to serve

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Three-minute microwave sponge pudding