peaches, halved and stoned, or canned peach halves
bicarbonate of soda
oven to 350F, Gas 4. For the topping, brush the base and sides of a 23cm
round spring form cake tin with oil. Sprinkle the sugar over the base.
Arrange the peaches cut side down in the tin with a walnut half in each.
For the base, sift together the flour, bicarbonate of soda, ginger and
cinnamon, then stir in the sugar. Beat together the egg, milk and oil,
then mix into the dry ingredients until smooth. Pour the mixture evenly
over the peaches and bake for 35-40 minutes, until firm to the touch.
Turn out onto a serving plate. Serve hot with yogurt or custard.
certain that the fruit topping doesn't stick to the tin, line the base
with a round of non-stick baking paper or lightly oiled greaseproof
paper. A proper pudding goes down well on cold winter's day. This one is
quite quick to make and looks very impressive.