Steamed Syrup Pudding

00h 15
02h 00

Sweet and sticky, this pudding is steamed to perfection. A simple, british classic delicious served with fresh custard or cream.

Ingredients and Method


  • 250g Butter
  • 250g Light Muscovado Sugar
  • 250g Self-raising Flour
  • 4 Eggs
  • 2 tsp Ground Ginger
  • 4 tbsp Golden Syrup


  1. Butter the inside of a 900ml pudding basin.
  2. Beat the butter for 1-2 minutes until light and fluffy.
  3. Add the sugar and beat for another 2 minutes until smooth.
  4. Add the eggs and flour and whisk for 2 minutes until it is thoroughly blended.
  5. Measure 4 tablespoons of golden syrup into the base of the pudding basin.
  6. Spoon the mixture into the pudding basin and smooth the surface.
  7. Make a lid with a layer of greaseproof paper and then foil, making a pleat in the centre which will allow the pudding to rise
  8. Tie the foil securely with string around the rim, then place each pudding in a large pan with enough water to come halfway up the sides of the basin. (See our tutorial on how to make a lid for steaming puddings).
  9. Steam the pudding for 2 hours topping up with water as necessary.

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