Microwave Syrup Sponge

Microwave Syrup SpongeServes 3-4

Want the perfect pud? Make this in minutes!


2-3 tablespoons golden syrup

50g (2oz) soft butter or margarine

50g (2oz) caster sugar

1 egg

½ teaspoon vanilla essence

100g (4oz) self-raisin g flour

3-4 tablespoons milk

Finely grated lemon rind, optional


How to

  1. Lightly grease a 600ml (1pint) pudding basin and spoon in the syrup.
  2. Beat together the remaining ingredients using enough milk to give a soft consistency and using the lemon rind if desired.
  3. Spoon over the syrup, levelling the top
  4. Cook on MEDIUM for 6 ½ – 9 minutes or until the pudding tests when cooked with a toothpick. The top may still look a little moist.
  5. Leave to stand for 5 minutes before turning out on to a plate.

Other info

TIP! To serve two: use half the measurements of dry ingredients, a small egg and 1 tablespoon of milk. Use individual dishes or teacups and cook for 3-4 minutes on MEDIUM. Serve with additional hot golden syrup if desired.