This was to be the finishing touch on my British themed dinner party, a steamed apple pudding spiced with cloves and smothered in vanilla custard. Sadly, however, this dish was a bit of a dud. This dough tasted like uncooked pie dough and the clove flavour was somewhat overpowering. It was fun to make because you have to lower the pudding into a vat of simmering water with a rope. Luckily, our dinner guests arrived with a delicious apple shortbread tart that saved the dessert section of the meal!