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Healthier treacle sponge

Healthier treacle sponge

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Prep: 25 mins Cook: 20 mins

Easy

Makes 6
Angela Nilsen reduces the fat of this schooldays pud with some simple swaps - but it still tastes as good as ever

Nutrition and extra info

Nutrition per pudding

  • kcalories359
  • fat12.6g
  • saturates3.7g
  • carbs53.6g
  • sugars33.1g
  • fibre1.2g
  • protein7.4g
  • salt0.9g
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Ingredients

  • 2 tbsp rapeseed oil, plus ¼ tsp

    Rapeseed oil

    If you want a light alternative to other cooking oils, rapeseed is a great choice and has…

  • 5 tbsp golden syrup
  • 1 small orange (½ tsp finely grated zest and 2 tbsp plus 1 tsp juice)

    Orange

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    One of the best-known citrus fruits, oranges aren't necessarily orange - some varieties are…

  • 175g self-raising flour
  • 1½ tsp baking powder

    Baking powder

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    Baking powder is a raising agent that is commonly used in cake-making. It is made from an alkali…

  • 100g light muscovado sugar
  • 25g ground almond
  • 2 large egg
  • 175g natural yogurt
  • 1 tsp black treacle
  • 25g butter, melted

    Butter

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    Butter is made when lactic-acid producing bacteria are added to cream and churned to make an…

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Method

  1. Heat oven to 180C/160C fan/gas 4. Brush 6 x 200ml pudding tins with the ¼ tsp oil, then sit them on a baking tray. Stir together 4 tbsp of the golden syrup, the orange zest and 2 tbsp orange juice and spoon a little into the bottom of each tin (step 1).

  2. Tip the flour, baking powder, sugar (breaking up any lumps with your fingers) and ground almonds into a large mixing bowl and make a dip in the centre. Beat the eggs in a separate bowl, then stir in the yogurt and treacle. Pour this mixture, along with the melted butter and remaining 2 tbsp oil, into the dry mixture (step 2) and stir together briefly with a large metal spoon, just so everything is well combined. Divide the mixture evenly between the tins (step 3). Bake for 20-25 mins or until the puddings have risen to the top of the tins and feel firm.

  3. Mix together the remaining 1 tbsp golden syrup and 1 tsp orange juice to drizzle over as a sauce. To serve, if the pudding tops have peaked slightly, slice off to level so they sit upright when turned out. Loosen around the sides with a round-bladed knife (step 4), then turn them out onto plates. Scrape out any syrupy bits remaining in the tins and put on top of the puddings, then drizzle a little of the syrup sauce over and around each one.

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Comments (1)

nicolanymph's picture
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Just made this and it was delicious! I added an extra squirt of orange juice to make the topping more runny and it tasted like christmas! A real treat that everyone enjoyed

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