Apple and Blackberry Sponge Pudding

Prep time: 15 minutes

Cook: 35 minutes

Serves: 4-6

Ingredients

· Oil for greasing

· 5 – 6 eating apples

· 150g blackberries

· 2 tbsp golden syrup

· 150g butter

· 100g caster sugar

· 3 medium eggs, beaten

· 150g self raising flour

· 1 tsp vanilla essence

Equipment needed

· Pastry brush

· Ovenproof dish

· Sharp knife

· Chopping board

· Corer

· Measuring spoons

· Weighing scales

· Large mixing Bowl

· Mixing spoon

· Tablespoon

· Oven gloves

· Cooling rack

Method / What to do

1. Pre-heat the oven to 180°C / gas mark 4.

2. Grease the ovenproof dish.

3. Peel, core and slice the apples.

4. Place the apples and blackberries in the oven proof dish, and drizzle over the golden syrup.

5. Cream together the butter and sugar in a bowl, until pale and creamy.

6. Gradually beat in the eggs, beating well between each addition.

7. Fold in the flour and vanilla essence using the tablespoon.

8. Spoon the mixture over the apples and bake in the oven for about 35 minutes, until golden and firm to the touch.

9. Serve with low fat yoghurt.

*Variations - Replace the apples with 10 plums or similar amounts of other fruit. Top the sponge batter with a sprinkle of chopped almonds before placing it in the oven. (Be careful of nut allergies.)