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Easy treacle sponge

Easy treacle sponge

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(20 ratings)

Prep: 10 mins - 15 mins Cook: 40 mins

Easy

Serves 8

A simple baked version of this classic childhood pudding, with a zesty treacle sauce forming an irresistible puddle at the bottom

Nutrition and extra info

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal512
  • fat23g
  • saturates13.7g
  • carbs70.1g
  • sugars49.6g
  • fibre0.9g
  • protein5.6g
  • salt1g
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Ingredients

  • 250g golden syrup
    Golden syrup

    Golden syrup

    goal-dun sir-rup

    Golden syrup is a clear, sparkling, golden-amber coloured, sweet

  • zest 1 lemon, plus juice ½ lemon
    Lemon

    Lemon

    le-mon

    Oval in shape, with a pronouced bulge on one end, lemons are one of the most versatile fruits…

  • 5 tbsp breadcrumb
  • 200g pack butter, softened
    Butter

    Butter

    butt-err

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

  • 200g golden caster sugar
  • 3 medium eggs
    Eggs

    Egg

    egg

    The ultimate convenience food, eggs are powerhouses of nutrition, packed with protein and a…

  • 200g self-raising flour
  • 5 tbsp milk

    Milk

    mill-k

    One of the most widely used ingredients, milk is often referred to as a complete food. While cow…

Method

  1. Heat oven to 180C/160C fan/gas 4. Mix the syrup, lemon zest, juice and breadcrumbs and spread over the base of a 1.5 litre baking dish.

  2. Beat the butter and sugar until pale and fluffy, then beat in the eggs, one by one. Stir in the flour and milk and dollop over the syrup. Bake for 35-40 mins until golden and risen, and a skewer poked into the sponge comes out clean-ish. Eat with lots of custard, cream or ice cream and extra dribbles of syrup.

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amandapepper
7th May, 2012
5.05
Suddenly needed a pudding and this was easy to make from store cupboard ingredients. The texture was just like steamed pudding without the hassle of steaming. Will be making this again
stripy-cat
13th Apr, 2012
5.05
Lovely. Really light sponge. If you like this, try the lemon self saucing pudding as well.
jaybob
12th Apr, 2012
2.05
It was indeed easy to make but I would try without lemon next time as they really changed it from the teacle sponge I was expecting to a lemon treacle sponge.
marieelizabeth
7th Apr, 2012
am going to try this tommorow might add some ginger tho
dpclough
18th Mar, 2012
5.05
Very nice! Made it with Lyle's Maple Flavoured Golden Syrup.

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