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Microwaved steamed sponge pudding

  • 110g self-raising flour
  • 50g sugar
  • 1 flat tsp baking powder
  • 100ml water
  • 60ml vegetable oil
  • 1 tbsp golden syrup

Method

  1. In an 18cm Pyrex bowl put the first three ingredients. Stir in the water and oil. Mix thoroughly. Pour the syrup in the middle of the mixture (it will sink to the bottom). Cover bowl with microwave- proof cling-film. Microwave on high for approx 4 mins.
  2. Leave to stand for a few mins. Turn out onto a plate and serve with soya cream or custard.
  3. Try with jam or marmalade instead of golden syrup. You can also add a few chopped up dates or raisins to the batter.
  4. It is also useful as a sponge base. Just microwave batter mix without added syrup or jam, allow to get cold and use sponge for trifles, etc.

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