This is yum! The caramel sauce is addictive; I was such a piggy that I licked the leftover off the plate! I was interested in this recipe as it is made in the rice cooker and the only thing I have tried making in the rice cooker before apart from rice has been a risotto, not exactly adventurous. You do need to check the rice cooker every now and then to ensure it is on the right setting as specified in the recipe.
30g butter, melted, plus 60g extra
2 tablespoons brown sugar, plus ⅓ cup extra
1 small banana sliced, plus 2 extra, mashed
1 egg, lightly whisked
½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
2 tablespoons milk
1 cup self raising flour
½ cup firmly packed brown sugar
Grease and line the base of a rice cooker bowl with baking paper. Drizzle the 30g of melted butter over the paper in the base of the bowl and sprinkle the 2 tablespoons of brown sugar evenly over the top. Layer the sliced banana on top of the sugar and set aside.
Combine the extra melted butter, extra brown sugar, egg, cinnamon, extra mashed banana and milk in a medium bowl. Sift in the flour and fold it into the banana mixture gently. Spoon the mixture over the bananas in the prepared rice cooker bowl.
Carefully level the top and cover. Press the rice cooker to ‘cook’ and cook for 5 minutes. Switch the cooker to ‘warm’ and stand for 10 minutes. Put the rice cooker back on to ‘cook’ and cook for a further 3 minutes. Switch it back to ‘warm’ and stand for 10 minutes. Do not remove the lid during this process. Repeat the process twice more or until a skewer inserted into the centre comes out cleanly.
Turn the pudding onto a serving plate. Remove and discard the baking paper.
To make the caramel sauce:
Wipe the rice cooker bowl clean. Add the cream, sugar and butter to the bowl and stir well. Press ‘cook’ and bring to the boil. Cook and stir for 5 minutes or until the sugar dissolves and the mixture has thickened slightly. Transfer the sauce to a heatproof jug.
To serve, drizzle slices of the pudding with the caramel sauce and plate with ice cream or whipped cream.