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Recipe for family meals :

Syrup Sponge Pudding
This recipe comes from Recipes in The Mail and was submitted by Tricia Scoffield.


1/2 cup margarine
1/2 cup white sugar
2 eggs, beaten
1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 3/8 cups self-rising flour
2 tablespoons milk
4 tablespoons maple syrup

  • Preheat oven to 350ºF (175ºC). Grease a two pint heat proof bowl or basin.
  • In large bowl, cream together margarine and sugar. Add, a little at a time, beaten eggs, vanilla and flour, until well mixed. Fold in milk to make a smooth consistency.
  • Pour syrup in bottom of prepared basin and layer batter over the top. Cover basin with firmly tied parchment paper covered with foil. Line a roasting pan with a damp kitchen towel. Place basin on towel, inside roasting pan, and place roasting pan on oven rack. Fill roasting pan with boiling water to reach halfway up the sides of the basin.
  • Steam in the oven for 1 to 1 1/2 hours, or until pudding springs back when touched. Invert onto serving plate and serve warm.

Makes 2 pint pudding