Basic Sponge Pudding

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READY IN: 1hr
SERVES: 4-6
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • Heat oven Gas 4/355F degrees.
  • Well butter 2 1/2 to 3 inch deep pie dish.
  • Cream together the butter or margarine and sugar.
  • Add eggs one at a time with a little flour until smooth.
  • Add remaining flour, baking powder (if used) and salt, beating well.
  • Add the milk, and beat again.
  • Pour mixture into dish and smooth the top.
  • Bake for 40 to 50 minutes until well risen and brown.
  • Variations to the Basic Sponge: Sultana Sponge; Put 2 oz sultanas in the bottom and around the sides of a well buttered dish, pour on the mixture.
  • Apricot Sponge: Add 3 soaked apricots chopped small, to the mixture, put 3 or 4 apricot halves in the bottom of the dish, pour on the sponge mixture.
  • Jam Sponge: Put 3 or 4 tblsp of any kind of jam in the bottom of the dish, pout on the sponge mixture.
  • Syrup Sponge: Put 1 tblsp of golden syrup in the bottom of the dish, pour on mixture.
  • Chocolate Sponge; Substitute 1 tblsp cocoa for 1 oz.
  • flour, sieving it with the flour.
  • Ginger Sponge; Add 1 tspn ground ginger to the flour and use 4 oz golden syrup instead of sugar, melted in warmed milk.
  • Black Cap Pudding:Put a tblspn cleaned currants in the bottom of the dish, pour on the mixture.
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