Tuesday, 11 February 2014

Orange and Papaya Sponge Pudding

It's the time of Chinese New Year in Singapore and as per tradition the shops and establishments here give their clients and customers a mandarin orange. As such, my refrigerator is packed with oranges and I wanted to do something more interesting than just having juice. They are superbly sweet in taste and very juicy. While orange cake was also an option, but there were also a few pieces of papaya lying in the fridge and were slowly inching towards the Bin. While the original recipe called for only oranges, I  gave it a twist with the papaya and what an awesome pudding it turned out to be. The best I have had in recent times and so proud I had made it!

1/2 cup all purpose flour
1 1/2 cup milk
2 tbsp butter
1/2 cup brown sugar
1 tbsp orange peel
1/3 cup papaya mashed
1/3 cup orange juice
1 tsp vanilla essence
3 large eggs separated

Boil milk with the butter on medium heat until butter is melted and milk scalded. In a bowl, whisk the egg yolks with the sugar, flour, orange peel, mashed papaya, vanilla essence, and orange juice. Pour in the hot milk and whisk it well. Beat the egg whites until soft peaks are formed but not dry. Fold in the egg whites into the orange mixture. Do not over mix. 
Pre-heat the oven at 175 degree celsius. Take a oven safe dish and pour the mixture into the bowl. Take a bigger bowl and fill it with hot water and place the orange mixture bowl in it. Bake in the pre-heated oven for 20 minutes until the top is golden brown. Remove from the oven and keep in the water bath for 10 minutes. Serve chilled.


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