Pineapple Upside-Down Pudding

A traditional family favourite pudding, combining the tangy pineapple with the sweetness of the butterscotch sauce

100g gluten-free plain flour
2 teaspoons gluten-free baking powder
pinch of xanthan gum
100g dairy-free margarine
100g caster sugar
2 eggs
1 tablespoon fresh pineapple juice
Pineapple rings
glace cherries
Butterscotch sauce:
40g dairy-free margarine
50g soft brown sugar

What to do
Preheat your oven to 180 C / 350 F / Gas 4.  Lightly grease a 20 cm pudding dish.

For the butterscotch sauce melt the dairy-free margarine, stir in the brown sugar until dissolved, then pour into the bottom of your pudding dish.

Arrange slices of pineapple evenly over the butterscotch sauce and place a whole glacĂ© cherry in the middle of each pineapple ring.

Sift together the gluten-free flour, gluten-free baking powder and xanthan gum into a small bowl. 

Cream together the dairy-free margarine and sugar until light and fluffy.
Beat in the eggs one at a time, adding a little gluten-free flour with each egg. 

Gently fold in the remaining flour.

Carefully place the mixture over the pineapple and spread out evenly.

Bake for 35-40 minutes or until firm to the touch.  

Leave to stand for 10 minutes then turn out onto a serving plate.

This pudding is delicious on its own, served with dairy-free ice-cream, custard or vanilla sauce!