Upside down peach pudding


Peach pie I missed the moment
A winchie winchie winchie wowee

This nonsense rhyme is part of the folklore of my family. I don’t know what my girls meant when they invented this rhyme and even why they sang it so happily every time. Perhaps it was the fact that they liked peaches particularly when they were stewed- there was nothing more comforting than warm peaches in sugared syrup downed with ice cream or fresh cream.

Today I discovered some peaches that were stewed for almost a week and not wanting to heat them and eat them, and even more reluctant to throw them away, I decided to make them into an upside down pudding.

So what I did was to get together

2 eggs
80 g castor sugar
1/2 cup oil
1/2 tspn vanilla essence
80 g all purpose flour or maida
1/4 tspn baking powder

I then proceeded to
Place the steamed peaches at the bottom of a non stick cake tin around 6 ” in diameter.
Whisk together the eggs and sugar till light and creamy .
Sieve together the flour and baking powder .
Gradually add the oil and vanilla essence to the whisked egg and sugar mixture.
Fold in the flour and pour the mixture over the peaches and allow to bake in a preheated oven at 180 C.
Test for doneness by poking a toothpick which should come out clean.
Loosen the cake from the sides of the tin and empty out onto a plate.

Serve sliced with ice cream and chocolate sauce.

About Unishta

A granny who always sees the humour in life and tries to do things differently. When others make cupcakes, this granny makes banana fritters. When she’s not busy chasing her grandchildren who love making her run around, she indulges in her passions of reading, writing, meeting friends and watching movies. And somewhere between all this she enjoys travelling and cooking!
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