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Baked sponge pudding

Baked sponge pudding

This simple sponge pudding sits on a yummy layer of your choice and is perfect for using up all sorts of leftover sweet foods.

The sponge can be flavoured with store cupboard ingredients such as almond or vanilla essence, chocolate chips or ground ginger, and the base layer can be jam, marmalade, golden syrup, stewed or tinned fruits.
By Joy Blizzard
Serves 6
Prep/Cook time: 30-45 minutes
Two servings of golden soft sponge pudding on plates with custard

Ingredients

140g self-raising flour
85g margarine or butter
110g sugar
1 egg
2 tbsp milk
Pinch of salt
Variations for the sponge:
Spicy fruit: Add 85g of dried fruit and 1 teaspoon of mixed spice
Mocha: Add 1 dessert spoon of cocoa and 1 teaspoon coffee
Citrus: Add the grated rind of an orange or lemon

Perfect portions

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Recipe

  1. Preheat the oven to 190°C.

  2. Grease an oven proof dish and put a layer of your choice in the bottom of the dish.

  3. Cream the margarine and sugar together until pale, light and fluffy.

  4. Add the egg and milk a little at a time and beat until absorbed.

  5. Sift in the flour and salt and gently fold in until mixed.

  6. Place the sponge mixture in an even layer the dish over the base layer. Bake until the sponge is golden brown and springs back into shape when gently pressed (for about 40 minutes).

Make the most of your leftovers
Store in
Airtight container or covered bowl
Time
Fridge for 2 days, freezer for 3 months
Where to store
Fridge or freezer
Reheat
Oven or microwave until piping hot. Reheat only once.

Perfect portions

Use our portion calculator for a quick and simple way to check how much food to serve with this meal.

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