Microwave Golden Syrup Steamed Sponge Pudding

100g self raising flour
100 g butter
100 g sugar
30 ml milk
2 eggs (beaten)
few vanilla essence (optional)
grated zest of half a lemon (optional)
3 tablespoons of golden syrup

This is about the fastest treat you can make. put everything in a bowl together and mix. It’s a steamed pudding, so it doesn’t matter if it’s a little dense.

Put the golden syrup in the bottom of a two pint bowl,and put the mixture on top. Seal with cling film on top of the bowl, and prick the film with a fork. (you can put a plate on top of the bowl if you haven’t got any cling-film, but the re’s something really good about peeling off the film when it’s cooked.
Cook for 3 minutes on high, then let it stand for a minute before serving. Serve with custard.

If you make a smaller one, with 1/2 the ingredients,

2 thoughts on “Microwave Golden Syrup Steamed Sponge Pudding”

  1. Just wanted to say thank you for putting this online – the recipe is truly simple and absolutely delicious! I live in Canada and the flour is very different to that back in the UK so I haven’t been able to make a ‘real’ microwave pudding using any of my English recipes. I’m a lazy baker, so I melted the butter before adding it to the dry ingredients and it came out a treat.

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