Sticky toffee pudding with fudge sauce – an eleven minute wonder

Cooking in a commercial microwave oven is a speedy way to offer freshly-cooked puds

Hot desserts are popular year round but especially though the winter months and if they can be billed as freshly cooked they can become a premium menu item. Sticky toffee pudding with hot fudge sauce is a sure-fire winner. The six to eight portion pudding featured on the Commercial Microwave Cookbook website can be cooked in a microwave in only eleven minutes in total, compared to an hour or so in the steamer.

Most kitchens have a commercial microwave but many don’t use them to their full potential. They mainly use them to defrost and reheat food not realising they are missing out on a valuable prime cooking machine. To show off just what can be achieved using a commercial microwave Samsung Professional Appliances has launched an online Commercial Microwave Cookbook. The cookbook features a variety of popular recipes cooked entirely in a microwave, including the popular dessert of sticky toffee pudding and hot fudge sauce.

Not only is cooking the pudding in the microwave very fast, it’s also extremely easy. All the chef needs to do is mix together all the ingredients for the sponge – soaked dates, butter, brown sugar, eggs, self-raising flour, bicarbonate of soda, ginger, nutmeg and vanilla essence – pour into a container, cover with greaseproof paper and microwave for six to seven minutes until a skewer or sharp knife inserted into the centre comes out clean. The sponge can then be covered and left to stand while the sauce is prepared. For easy portioning it can be made in a 23 cm square microwaveable dish.

To cook the sauce, blend cornflour with a little cream and add brown sugar, butter and more cream. Microwave for about 4 minutes, stir halfway through the cooking time and again at the end. All the chef needs to do now is cut the pudding into portions, pour over the sauce and serve.

As well as popular mains dishes like chicken curry and stir fry, the online microwave cookbook features starters and other desserts, including individual pots de chocolat and almond panna cotta.

The online cook book can be found at www.commercialmicrowavecookbook.co.uk .

Samsung is one of the world's largest microwave oven brands. Samsung Professional Appliances distributes throughout the UK and Europe and offers a comprehensive choice of commercial microwave ovens, from large-capacity, 'super-heavy duty' 1850W units down to light-commercial, budget-priced 1100W models. All are backed by a full three year parts & labour warranty. Uropa Distribution is the UK wholesaler of Samsung commercial microwave ovens.

For more information visit www.uropa-distribution.co.uk , tel 0845 146 2604 or email sales@uropa-distribution.co.uk

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Sticky toffee pudding with fudge sauce – Nov-14

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