Steamed Syrup Sponge Pudding

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READY IN: 3hrs 15mins
Recipe by Julie Bs Hive

Britain's favorite pudding just oozing with syrup. A treat for children and adults alike.

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  1. Grease a 5-cup ovenproof bowl with butter and spoon the syrup into the base.
  2. Beat the butter and sugar together in a bowl until soft and creamy, then beat in the eggs, a little at a time,. Fold in the flour and stir in the milk to make a soft dropping consistency. Add the lemon rind. Turn the mixture into the oven proof bowl.
  3. Cover the surface with a circle of waxed or parchment paper and top with a pleated sheet of foil. Secure with string or crimp the edges of the foil to ensure a tight fit around the bowl.
  4. Put the pudding in a large pan half-filled with boiling water. Cover and return to a boil over medium heat. Reduce the heat to a slow simmer and steam for 1 1/2 hours, or until risen and firm. Keep checking the water level and top off with boiling water as necessary.
  5. Heat a little more corn syrup in a pan. Remove the pudding pan from the heat and lift out the ovenproof bowl. Remove the cover and loosen the pudding from the sides of the bowl using a knife. Turn out into a warmed dish and serve with the extra corn syrup.

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