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Treacle Sponge

Sweet, stodgey comfort food at it's best!

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desserts-baking

Treacle Sponge

Sweet, stodgey comfort food at it's best!

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

175g self-raising flour

100g shredded suet

½ tsp ground ginger

150ml milk

100g sugar

100g treacle

1 egg

To serve:

custard, cream, more treacle or golden syrup

Baking dish

Mixing bowl

 

10 mins + steaming time
Serves 6

This a great little retro recipe which can usually be knocked up with ingredients you already have in your store cupboard. Sweet, sticky and mighty good…You have to give this one a go. Recipe from The Pleasures of the Table: Rediscovering Theodora Fitzgibbon.

Mix all the ingredients together well, but add the egg last.
Pour into a greased basin or dish, then cover and steam for 2 hours.
Turn out to serve with custard, cream, more treacle or golden syrup.
10 mins + steaming time
Serves 6

Ingredients

175g self-raising flour

100g shredded suet

½ tsp ground ginger

150ml milk

100g sugar

100g treacle

1 egg

To serve:

custard, cream, more treacle or golden syrup

You'll Need

Baking dish

Mixing bowl

 

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  • Suet is raw beef or mutton fat and is used in traditional Irish and English baking. Usually to steam a pudding or dessert it’s done in a large saucepan of filled with a little water, which you top up throughout the cooking process. It’s a great way to ensure really moist desserts. Hope that helps :)

  • Maureen Dunne Mac Mahon

    Lucy, you can buy suet from Amazom.com if you are in the USA under the brand name just search for Atora suet, if you are in Canada you can sometimes buy it frozen, if you cannot get your hands on it you can use crisco as a substitute but I think it will be a little different in texture but not too much though . You can also get a pudding bowl on amazon , when you put your finished pudding in it cover it with non stick paper and layer of alluminium foil and into a large pot put an upturned bowl fill the pot enough to cover the bowl and sit your pudding basin on top of the bowl so that when you cover with a lid and boil up the water it wont go over your pudding but instead just steam it you will need to check occasionally to make sure the water doesn’t run dry, you can also steam stuff in a crockpot if you have one. It sounds like awfully hard work, but worth it steamed puddings make for wonderfull winter desserts you can also change them to chocolate etc google them for different types. @donalskeehan Thanks for revisiting an old classic, one of my childhood favourites, may have to make for my kiddies this weekend, Love your blog, great work!