• Serves 4
  • 45 minutes
  • Difficulty Medium
  • 10 Ingredients


A warm pudding for the chilly weather, or anytime.

Ingredients (serves 4)

  • 2 slices of day old fig toast, soaked in water
  • 1 1/4 cup self raising flour
  • 1/2 cup caster sugar
  • 2 lemons, rind finely grated, juice reserved in small bowl
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 egg
  • 60g vegetable oil
  • extra 3/4 cup caster sugar
  • 1 TBSP cornflour
  • extra 3/4 cup milk


  1. Pre-heat oven to 180°C Grease ovenproof dish (4 cup capacity) and place it on a baking tray lined with baking paper. Sift the flour into a mixing bowl. Stir in caster sugar and lemon rind. Whisk milk, egg and oil in a separate bowl until combined. Add to the dry ingredients and use a wooden spoon to beat till mixture becomes smooth. Place soaked fig toast evenly to the bottom of greased baking dish. Pour the batter into the dish on top of fig toast, and use the back of spoon to smooth the surface.
  2. To make the sauce: combine the extra caster sugar with cornflour in a bowl, sprinkle evenly over the lemon batter in the dish. Combine the extra milk and reserved lemon juice in a small saucepan, bring to a simmer over medium heat. Remove from heat, pour over the sugar and cornflour mixture.
  3. Bake for 35 minutes or until golden, and a skewer inserted into the centre of the pudding comes clean. Remove from oven and let cool for 5 minutes. Serve with cream or ice-cream.


Instead of fruit toast, I'm using fig toast that's a little bit stale, but I don't want to waste it. It's perfect as a surprise as you dig into the bottom of the pudding. If you don't have the toast, simply tear up figs and it will still be a pleasant find.

  • I must admit I have never seen fig bread/toast but I also must admit that this fig and lemon pudding sounds and looks amazingly delicious.


  • Lemon and fig ooh sounds so good


  • Have never heard of fig bread before..will have to look it up!


  • I never buy figs, as I am unsure how to buy them…. Think I will plant a tree


  • Thank you for this, have not heard of fig bread, do have a fig tree so always looking for something to do with them.


  • Yum!


  • I love Winter because I love pudding! Thanks for the delicious looking dessert.

    • LOL, so do we, and I have so many steamed pudding recipes, I will add some more to the website soon, please stay tuned. Missey


  • Oh wow looks and sounds amazing

    • Thank you, we do love a good pudding, this is no exception with plenty of tangy lemon sauce and wonderful fig at the bottom to be scoped up.
      Enjoy, Missey


  • Hi lovely mums, please note there’s a misprint of one of the ingredients in this recipe. Don’t know how this has slipped through the eagle eyes :P
    It should be read 1 1/4 cups of self raising flour.
    I’m very sorry about this and my sincere apologies.
    Warm regards, Missey


  • This will be great for Mum,she loves figs! Thanks.


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