My Granny is rad. Seriously, this lady is the ultimate Mother/Granny.
She has spent her whole life taking care of everyone. She was Mother to 4 rowdy children, and is now Grandmother to 10 even rowdier grandchildren (of which I was the first, yes!). She is the ultimate Domestic Goddess.
Along with dragging this rabble through childhood she was cooking/cleaning/sorting/organising….the whole shebang. Even now, when I go to stay she wakes me up at the crack of dawn to tell me she’s got the shower running already so it was warm for me. And by the time you get down to breakfast, there is a breakfast bowl waiting and the kettle is on.
Thursday is dobie-day (as she calls it) and I have never known or seen anyone perfectly wash and iron clothes the way she does. It is a sight to behold.
The point is, my Granny is pretty spectacular. She is the kind of woman who insists you have a huge slice of Treacle Sponge Pudding after dinner. Spend a decent amount of time at my Grandparents place and you’ll easily gain 10lbs.
Being the Mother Hen to so many, she has some excellent easy-peasy recipes to follow and she loves to share them with me.
Granny has kindly shared her Treacle Sponge Pudding recipe with us.
Using one bowl, a pudding basin and a microwave, you can have a delicious pudding in a matter of minutes. Hoorah!
Treacle Sponge Pudding (serves one very greedy piggy, or if you’re willing to share it serves up to 6)
100g Butter, plus a bit extra for greasing
6 tbsp Golden Syrup
100 g Caster Sugar
150g Self-Raising Flour
4 tbsp Milk
Grab some butter on a piece of kitchen paper and grease a 1.5 litre pudding basin and spoon 4 tablespoons of golden syrup into the bottom.
In a mixing bowl, combine the butter, sugar, eggs, flour and milk (do feel free to cheat and melt the butter slightly in the microwave for 20 seconds). Beat until smooth and creamy.
Pour the mixture carefully into the pudding basin and smooth over the top.
Place in the microwave and cook for 7 minutes on medium.
Turn out onto a plate and drizzle a further 2 tablespoons of warmed (10-15 seconds in the microwave) golden syrup over the pudding.
Serve with lashings of cream or vanilla ice cream.