Quick steamed treacle pudding

Using the magic of the microwave

Quick steamed treacle pudding

Quick steamed treacle pudding

Serves Serves 8
Time Cooks In30 minutes
DifficultySuper easy
Nutrition per serving Plus
  • Calories 239 12%
  • Fat 10.2g 15%
  • Saturates 5g 25%
  • Sugars 18g 20%
  • Salt 0.2g 3%
  • Protein 3.8g 8%
  • Carbs 35.7g 14%
  • Fibre 0.7g -
Of an adult's reference intake
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  • unsalted butter , for greasing
  • 3 tablespoons golden syrup
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 2 teaspoons ground ginger
  • 75 g soft dark brown sugar
  • 1 orange
  • 150 ml whole milk
  • 1-2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 175 g plain flour
  • 75 g vegetable suet or suet
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  1. Grease a 1-litre pudding basin evenly with the butter. Drizzle in the golden syrup, going up and down the sides.
  2. Place the egg, baking powder, ground ginger and sugar into a large mixing bowl.
  3. Finely grate in the orange zest, squeeze in the juice and beat together, then slowly stir in the milk and vanilla extract. Mix in the flour, suet and a pinch of sea salt until it comes together.
  4. Pour the mixture into the basin, then cover with greaseproof paper, tying it in place with string.
  5. Cook in the microwave on a medium heat (750W) for 12 minutes. Let it stand for 10 minutes before turning out.
  6. Delicious served with an extra drizzle of hot golden syrup and a dollop of cream or custard.