Treacle Sponge Pudding

  • Total Time

    2h 25m
    • Prep Time

      25m
    • Bake Time

      2h 0m
  • Serves

    6


This wonderful nostalgic treat is sure to become a firm family favourite. Delicious served with warm custard or ice cream. Make sure to leave enough room under the foil to allow the pudding to expand while it is steaming.

Method

  1. Butter the pudding basin. Mix 3 tablespoons of the golden syrup with the lemon juice and pour into the basin.

  2. Cream the butter and sugar together in a bowl, add the eggs and mix well. Add the flour and treacle and mix until the mixture is smooth. Pour into the basin and even out the top.

  3. Cover the basin with a sheet of baking parchment and a sheet of foil with a fold in the middle to allow for the pudding to expand. Tie this to the basin with string.

  4. Place the basin on a trivet or upturned plate in the bottom of a large saucepan, pour in enough boiling water to come halfway up the sides of the basin. Put the lid on the pan and steam the pudding for 2 hours, checking the water to ensure it does not boil dry and adding extra hot water if necessary.

  5. When the pudding is cooked, carefully remove it from the pan, leave it to cool for a few minutes then remove the foil lid and turn out onto a plate.

  6. To serve spoon the remaining 3 tablespoons of golden syrup over the top and serve with custard or ice cream.

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Reviews

  1. 5 star rating

    Very easy to make. I liked the lemon flavour on the top of the cooked pudding. I used a 1 litre pudding basin and it rose to the top so this was ideal. The recipe didn’t mention a basin size so anyone else who makes this should use this size. This pud reminds me of my childhood when is was a popular option.

  2. 5 star rating

    Made it with my two year old, which was fun. Simple recipe, make sure you leave room for the sponge to grow inside the foil or baking paper lid! Didn't quite come out like the picture but delicious, light sponge and a hit all round with the family

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