Treacle sponge pudding

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By: Ed Baines From: Cupid's Dinners

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This recipe is classed as easy

Rating 3.60 / 5 (63 votes)

Prep time:
15 min, plus 5 mins chilling
Cook time:
1 hr 30 min
Serves:
4

Enjoy a nostalgic treat with Ed Baines's simple recipe for a good, old-fashioned, home-made treacle pudding

Method

1. Generously butter a 900ml pudding basin. Place the buttered pudding basin into the fridge for 5 minutes to firm up the butter.

2. Once cooled, remove from fridge and add the golden syrup to the base of the basin.

3. In a large mixing bowl, place the flour, baking powder, eggs, brown sugar, margarine, unsalted butter and brandy and mix together thoroughly.

4. Spoon the flour mixture into the basin, over the golden syrup.

5. Take a large piece of tin foil, fold it in half and grease one side thoroughly.

6. Cover the pudding with the greased tin foil, pleating the foil a few times to allow room for the pudding's expansion.

7. Fasten the foil to the rim of the pudding basin with string.

8. Place the covered pudding basin in a large steamer.

9. Steam over a medium heat for 1 hour 30 minutes. Make sure that the steamer does not boil dry, topping up with boiling water as needed.

10. Once the pudding is risen and cooked, turn it out from the pudding basin. Serve with golden syrup and clotted cream or custard.

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Latest Comment

 

You can make this in individual ramekins too - makes four full ones and 2 part-full - the part-full ones (ready to steam) kept in the fridge for another 2 days and came out fine. I suspect this could work well with strawberry jam instead of treacle ;-)

SusanV6058 SusanV6058  Posted 22 Feb 2011 3:04 PM
 

You can make this in individual ramekins too - makes four full ones and 2 part-full - the part-full ones (ready to steam) kept in the fridge for another 2 days and came out fine. I suspect this could work well with strawberry jam instead of treacle ;-)

SusanV6058 SusanV6058  Posted 22 Feb 2011 3:03 PM
 

margarine is mentioned in the ingredient section, and the method x

AngelaS65555 AngelaS65555  Posted 02 Feb 2011 9:26 PM
 

What a fab pudding...Family loved it..

JaneO92671 JaneO92671 Posted 13 Oct 2010 6:31 PM
 

The ingredients do not mention margarine, but the method does? Am I missing something?

dougS83953 dougS83953 Posted 04 Aug 2009 5:01 AM
 

Can this pudding be made in a microwave and if so what would be the recommended cookinf time?

mags15 mags15 Posted 05 Sep 2008 11:24 PM