This is an old family recipe and is very popular in our home. My DH and four children love this with ice-cream. I first made this recipe when I was about 14 (over 20 years ago). Golden syrup comes from sugar cane and sugar beets, it is the Aussie and UK equivilent to maple syrup to North Americans. Golden Syrup was called "Cocky's joy" and re-named in the 1970's. First sold in the 1890's I believe.