Old fashioned jam and coconut pudding

19 Feb

Old fashioned jam pudding - The Hungry Mum

As I am typing this it is 30+ degrees Celcius in Sydney – hot, sticky, summer weather. So what is happening in my kitchen? Baking, of course1 I don’t let a little thing like stinking hot weather stand between me and my need to create sweet treats for family. So obviously this is just the type of weather to create a pudding! 

I have always loved puddings – eating them, baking them, ordering them when out to dinner. The more old fashioned it is, the better. Don’t get me wrong, I love intricate, exciting modern desserts too, but there is something comforting and homely about a warm-from-the-oven jam pudding served with a big dollop of rapidly melting vanilla ice cream.

I recall my mum making something similar as a kid and I love helping misses 8 and 10 make old-fashioned puddings.

Eat, drink and make happy memories.


1/3 cup raspberry or strawberry jam / jelly

1 2/3 cups plain flour

3 teaspoons baking powder

250 grams caster sugar

100 grams desiccated coconut

3 eggs

350 mL milk

1 teaspoon vanilla extract or dollop vanilla bean extract

150 grams butter, melted

Old fashioned jam pudding.


Grease an ovenproof, two litre ceramic dish.

Spread the jam over the base of the dish.

Use a fork to stir the flour and baking powder together in a medium bowl, then stir in the rest of the dry ingredients.

When combined stir in wet ingredients until just mixed, then dollop onto the jam.

Bake for 40 to 50 minutes – the top should be golden and a skewer inserted into the batter should not come out with wet batter attached.

Serve hot with vanilla ice cream.

Old fashioned jam pudding



11 Responses to “Old fashioned jam and coconut pudding”

  1. Laura (PA Pict) February 19, 2016 at 11:10 pm #

    Great! This looks like something my kids might be able to make with a little supervision. Just the thing to have with a cup of tea too. Thanks.

    • The Hungry Mum February 20, 2016 at 1:17 am #

      yep, this is totally kid-friendly! Hope you love it.

  2. Lisa @ cheergerm February 20, 2016 at 8:40 am #

    We are nutters baking on those kind of days! This looks tops!,

    • The Hungry Mum February 20, 2016 at 10:56 am #

      yes, I really do have a problem… #bakersAnonymous

  3. Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella February 21, 2016 at 8:47 am #

    I love jam and coconut! 😀

    P.S. I’m a bit confused by the posts-sometimes there are some from last year that look like they’ve been published recently? Am I looking at the blog the wrong way?

  4. Anna @ shenANNAgans February 26, 2016 at 1:02 am #

    Far out woman, how you can hang out in the kitchen when it is 30+ degrees. Your air conditioning must blow Icelandic temps. 🙂 Puddings are my fave too, I love desserts that are both hot and cold. Adding this one to my family dinner menu list.

    • The Hungry Mum February 28, 2016 at 9:36 am #

      Yeah, the power bill for Feb is scary thanks to my penchant for baking and running AC at the same time. #ooops

  5. ChgoJohn February 26, 2016 at 2:59 pm #

    I’m not at all familiar wit this type of pudding but, I have to admit, it sure does look good! Anything with jam is OK in m book. 🙂

    • The Hungry Mum February 27, 2016 at 7:55 am #

      It is traditional British food – when my parents were kids us Aussies took our cooking cues from The Motherland. Now Australia has amazing multicultural food but every now and then you want something English 🙂

  6. Mariah April 4, 2016 at 6:37 pm #

    Oh it’s so delicious! I just love coconut in every way 🙂 Thanks!

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