Fruity sponge pudding

  1. Combine dried fruit and water in a heatproof mixing bowl. Micro-cook, high power, 4-5 minutes. or until fruit is plump. Drain off excess liquid and reserve. Leave fruit to stand in bowl.

  2. Cream 125g butter and castor sugar. Beat in eggs one at a time, followed by the jam. Stir in flour alternately with milk and reserved fruit liquid.

  3. Stir brown sugar, cinnamon and 2 T butter into fruit mixture. Spread sponge over the top. Micro-cook, covered, medium-low power, 13-15 minutes. Test for doneness with a skewer. Stand covered, 5-10 minutes. Turn out on to serving plate.

Time: 50 minutes

Comments: Very good
Source: NZ Microwave Cookbook, page 84