Who’s got the time or patience to wait for something has yummy as a soft & fluffy steamed sponge pudding? Me neither, well at least not the patience anyhow ☺
So instead of steaming your pudding for a couple of hours in a pan the traditional way, why not try the speedy, modern microwave method.
Here’s a recipe for a dreamy ginger pudding however there are many variations to choose from such as dried fruit, glace cherry, jam, golden syrup (treacle) or even chocolate!
8 oz ( 225 g ) self raising flour
2 x 5 ml spoon (2 tsp) ground ginger
2 oz ( 50g ) margarine
2 oz ( 50g ) Caster sugar
2 x 15 ml spoon ( 2tbsp) golden syrup
2 medium eggs
2 x 15 ml spoon ( 2 tbsp ) milk.
1. Grease a 2 pint ( 1.2 litre) pudding basin.
Add more flavour by putting 1 oz ( 25g) roughly chopped stem ginger to the mix before steaming. You could also add some syrup after if you fancy but not before as it may burn. I also added a few slices of orange and some blueberries for decoration mainly.
All that’s left to do now is to pour over your luxurious homemade or in my case shop bought custard and your good to go …to that warm & comforting, happy place that feels like home & brings back wonderful childhood memories. ♡