This recipe was given to me by a friend when I was after a recipe for a syrup sponge. My son had said how yummy his syrup sponge was at school and I wanted to surprise him by making my own. It was a good excuse to make a pudding too! I think the original recipe is one of James Martin’s but my friend found it on Facebook. The only difference I’ve made is that Ive put syrup at the bottom of the dish instead of poured over after its cooked, although we did pour some extra over too! I know I always say it, but this recipe is so easy! You can prep it and cook it in just 15 minutes.
Preperation time: 10 minutes
Baking time: 5 minutes
What I used:
4oz caster sugar
5oz Plain flour
4oz butter (melted)
1 tsp baking powder
2 x eggs
Lemon juice from 1/2 lemon
Golden syrup (as much as you want!)
A pudding bowl (medium size although it doesn’t really matter)
What I did:
- Firstly I put the butter in a saucepan on a low heat to melt gradually.
- Then I put the flour, sugar and baking powder together in a bowl and mixed well.
- When the butter was melted I added this to the dry ingredients along with the eggs and lemon juice and mixed well until smooth.
- In a pudding bowl I squirted a good amount of golden syrup in to bottom (About 4 x tablespoons or more!).
- Then I poured the pudding mixture on top.
- I covered the bowl with cling film which I pierced a couple of times and this was microwaved on high for 5 minutes.
This pudding is now an all round favourite and went down a storm with my family! You can serve with custard, ice cream or cream. We had extra syrup with ours!