Steamed marmalade sponge

by Ingredients (Serves 4)
  • 2-3 tbs golden syrup
  • 1 heaped tsp baking powder
  • 125g butter
  • 85g self-raising flour
  • A pinch of salt
  • 85g soft brown sugar
  • Zest of 1 orange
  • 1 tbs marmalade per person


Warm the butter until just melted. Mix with the golden syrup and brown sugar. Fold in the rest of the ingredients. Place a tablespoon of marmalade into a dariole mould, a ramekin or a small pudding basin. (You could make one large pud rather than individuals, just up the cooking time to a couple of hours.) Pour the mixture on top to about two thirds full and then either pop a lid on top or seal with foil. Steam over boiling water for around 45 minutes until a skewer comes out clean. You can microwave the puds but you need to use a much smaller quantity of the mixture as it expands so much!

Serve the puddings with cream, creme fraiche, ice cream or even lashings of custard.

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