I’m hoping to make the Chocolate Tahini Banana Pudding in Cook, Eat, Repeat and am happy to buy a dish to use but absolutely cannot find one in the size Nigella gives. Could I use individual ramekin dishes?
Nigella's Chocolate Tahini Banana Pudding (from COOK, EAT, REPEAT) is a variation on the Chocolate Tahini Banana Bread that gives a soft, spongy dessert, which is served with a softly whipped tahini cream. In the book Nigella gives the dimensions of the dish she uses for guidance but you do not have to use exactly the same dish.
The dish used is a round dish of 18cm (7 inches) diameter and 5cm (2 inches) deep, with a capacity of 750mls (3 cups). You could use an oval or round baking dish with a similar capacity and you can check the capacity by pouring water into the dish and measuring how much water you use to fill the dish almost to the top. If you use a slightly larger dish then just check the pudding 5 minutes earlier as it may cook slightly more quickly. It is also possible to double the quantities and bake the pudding in a 23cm (9-inch) pie dish or an oval dish with a capacity of 1.5 litres (6 cups), allowing an extra 5 or so minutes of baking time. Leftovers of the pudding can be stored in the fridge for up to 5 days or frozen in individual portions for up to 1 month and reheated in a microwave. We suspect it would be possible to make individal puddings in ramekins and would guess at a baking time of around 20 minutes for 150ml (6-ounce) ramekins, but as we have not tried the pudding in this form we are unable to guarantee the results.