Another childhood memories is my mum’s Christmas pudding. She started making it before I was born, so I have grown up on it. I am still bugging her for the recipe to make the pudding, but for now, here’s the sauce she would put on it.
Brown Sugar Sauce
Perfect easy peasy sauce for Christmas pudding!
Put the water on to boil. While waiting for it to boil start prepping the sauce by first melting the butter in a saucepan. Then add the flour and salt. Stir until smooth. Add the brown sugar and stir to combine. Cook over a medium heat, stirring constantly, until mixture bubbles and is lightly browned (about 5 minutes). Remove from heat. Add in boiling water and stir to fully incorporate. Return saucepan to heat and bring to a boil. Stir constantly until thickened and has a smooth texture.
This can be made ahead of time then just warmed up just before you are going to serve. When warming it up, I like to add a little rum into the sauce to give it that wee kick. (usually a couple of tbsp)
I quizzed mum as to where this recipe came from and she wasn't sure but thought it came from an old recipe book that one of the flour companies put out.