Sponge Pudding

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Oxford Companion to Food

Oxford Companion to Food

By Alan Davidson

Published 2014

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sponge pudding is made with a mixture like that for a sponge cake. A simple sort of sponge pudding, made from equal weights of flour, butter, sugar, and eggs, and steamed in a basin, is known as canary pudding, perhaps because at some time it was served with a sauce made with sweet Canary wine.

A similar mixture may be baked in small tins shaped like a bucket, so that, when turned out, they look like little sandcastles; these are called castle puddings. They usually have a jam sauce or a sweet wine sauce poured over them.