Microwave Golden Syrup Sponge

The Ingredients:

  • 100 g self raising flour
  • 100 g butter
  • 100 g sugar
  • 30 ml milk
  • 2 eggs (beaten)
  • few vanilla essence
  • grated zest of half a lemon
  • 3 tablespoons of golden syrup

The Method:

Cream the butter and sugar together. Gradually add the eggs and vanilla essence. Add the flour, milk and lemon zest.
Put the golden syrup in the bottom of a two pint bowl. Spoon the mixture on top. Place in microwave (with a plate on top). Cook for 3.5 minutes on high. Serve with custard or ice cream.
(N.B. if doubling quantitites, cook for 5.5 minutes on high).

Soft center chocolate puddings

  • First, preheat oven to 220.
  • Melt together 125g of dark chocolate & butter over a gentle heat
  • Whisk together 2 whole eggs and 2 egg yolks and then, when light & fluffy, combine with the melted chocolate. Add 2 tablespoons of icing sugar (or was it flour? can’t remember!)
  • Pour in to tall ramakins that have been dusted inside with chocoloate powder.
  • Cook for 10 minutes and serve immediately with extra thick cream or custard.