Plain Sponge Pudding
4oz butter or margarine
2 eggs beaten
A few drops of vanilla essence
6 oz self raising flour
a little milk to mix
Half fill a steamer or a large saucepan with water and put it on to boil.
Meanwhile, grease a 1 1/2 pint pudding basin.
Then cream together the butter and sugar until very pale and very light. Add in the beaten eggs with the essence and about a tablespoon of the flour beating well after each addition. Then fold in the rest of the flour with a little milk once the eggs are incorporated until a dropping consistency is achieved.
Put 2 tablespoons of golden syrup in the bottom of the greased pudding bowl before adding the mixture.
Cover with greased greaseproof paper or foil incorporating a pleat into the greaseproof or the foil as this will allow the pudding to expand. Put in steamer and put on lid. Cook for about 1 1/2 hours.
Serve with Syrup Sauce:
4-5 tablespoons golden syrup
3 tablespoons of water
juice of half a lemon
Warm the syrup and the water in a saucepan and stir well. Simmer for 2-3 minutes then add the lemon juice.
Serve with the Syrup Pudding
Home made custard
Heres how in pictures:
The made up mixture
Putting the syrup into the greased pudding bowl
Then the made up sponge mixture
The strung pudding with its lid
The cooked pudding after removal of the greaseproof
The cooked Syrup Sponge after being released from the bowl
And after dribbling some of the extra syrup sauce over it
And served up ready to eat
It was absolutely delicious.
Confort food fix served for while
Catch you soon