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Jam sponge with strawberries, covered with strawberry compote.

Jam sponge pudding

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Jam sponge pudding as featured in series 2 of Baking Mad with Eric Lanlard on Channel 4.


Key Information

  • Prep:
  • Bake:
  • Serves:6
  • Skill level:easy

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  • 175g 6¼ oz Butter (unsalted)
  • 175g 6¼ oz Unrefined light muscovado sugar (we use Billington's) Unrefined light muscovado sugar
  • 3 3 Egg(s) (free range)
  • 1tbsp 1tbsp Black treacle (we use Silver Spoon)
  • 175g 6¼ oz Self-raising white flour (we use Allinson) Self-raising white flour
  • 2tsp 2tsp Baking powder

For the strawberry compote

  • 3tbsp 3tbsp Strawberry jam
  • 300g 10⅝ oz Strawberries (dried)

Change Units

The Method Enter Bake mode

  1. Classic mode Step 1

    Grease and line the base of a 1 litre pudding basin.

  2. Classic mode Step 2

    In a large bowl cream the butter and sugar until pale and fluffy with an electric whisk.

    Ingredients for this step

  3. Classic mode Step 3

    Add the eggs one at a time, whisking all the time.

  4. Classic mode Step 4

    Add the treacle and mix well. Sift in the flour and baking powder and fold into the creamed mixture. Mix well.

  5. Classic mode Step 5

    Pour the sponge mixture into the basin. Level the top and place baking paper and tin foil over the basin. Tie with string and place the basin into a steamer or a large pot of simmering water with a saucer at the bottom of the pot. Steam for around 2 hours.

  6. Classic mode Step 6

    To make the compote: remove the stalks from the strawberries and cut in half. Place the strawberry halves in a pan together with the strawberry jam and slowly heat on the stove. Cook the strawberries until softened. Remove from the heat and leave to cool slightly

    Ingredients for this step

    • Strawberries
    • 3tbsp 3tbsp Strawberry jam
  7. Classic mode Step 7

    Remove the steamed sponge from the steamer and insert a skewer to check that it is cooked.

  8. Classic mode Step 8

    Place a plate on the top of the pudding basin to invert the sponge onto the plate.

  9. Classic mode Step 9

    Spoon the strawberry compote over the sponge and garnish with more fresh strawberries. Serve with creme fraiche.