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Microwaveable sponge recipe

edited 30 November -1 at 1:00AM in Old Style MoneySaving
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edited 30 November -1 at 1:00AM in Old Style MoneySaving
Hey

Thinking of doing a syrup sponge pudding for desert later and was wondering whether anyone knows a quick microwave recipe :confused: Dont want it too heavy either. Have looked through the index recipes and cant find anything but my eyes are playing up today.

Only needs to be small-just the 3 of us.

Thank so much

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  • BossybootsBossyboots Forumite
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    I just use my standard victoria sponge recipe. A two egg mix will be ample for three people. I grease a pudding bowl, pour the syrup in the bottom and the mix on top.

    I must admit I have no idea how long I cook it for though. I just bung it in and take it out when it seems ready (about three minutes I think).
  • kingarhukingarhu Forumite
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    100g soft margarine
    100g castor sugar
    2 beaten eggs
    100g self-raising flour
    1 tsp baking powder
    2-3 tbsp syrup (or whatever)
    Grease a 1 litre (2 pint) pudding basin, then beat together everything except the syrup. Put the syrup into the pudding basin and top with the mixture. Smooth, cover with cling film and cook for about 4 mins (depends on the power of the microwave). Insert a cocktail stick or skewer into the centre, and if it comes out clean, it's cooked, if not do it for a few seconds more. DON'T OVERCOOK IT. Leave it to stand for about 5 minutes then serve. This doesn't keep at all well, but is delicious so hopefully that won't be a problem.
    Hmmm, I'm quite hungry now. :drool:
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    Thanks guys...your all gems!!

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  • I did post a simple microwave "steamed pudding" recipe with many variations on here a few months ago, which I'm sure will be in one of the many indices somewhere ;)

    I'll go and have a look if you can't find it :)


    Edit: Whoops I see Trow beat me to it and has already given you the link :D
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  • culpepperculpepper Forumite
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    we usually keep a bit of syrup back for pouring over as it does tend to soak up the treacle like a sponge.
  • honey28honey28 Forumite
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    I got a recipe for making sponge pudding in the microwave from one of the threads on here - Apologies, I cannot remember who it was but thank you for sharing it -Anyhow, I wanted to make a syrup one for pudding after tea. I am going to my mums for dinner and offered to provide dessert. Can I make it now and reheat it, or should I make it there. I ask beacuse I'm worried about transporting a pudding bowl of mixture! and also because I want to check that it turns out ok :rotfl:
    If I can reheat it, how long roughly would it require?
    Another question (sorry) is do I put the syrup in the bowl before the sponge mix :confused: Any other variations on syrup pudding?

    Any advice greatly appreciated.
    TIA

    Edit to add: It was Curry Queen's recipe - thank you CQ!
  • comping_catcomping_cat Forumite
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    I always put the syrup in, then the pudding mixture. There is no problems reheating it, although i find the syrup goes a bit lumpy if its reheated, still tastes lovely tho!!!! Whenever i have reheated sponge pudding, i normally portion it up and reheat in its serving bowl (normally with custard on top!!!)i like mine hot so about two minutes, children warm so 1 minute.
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    Also, chocolate sauce or jam instead of syrup is lovely!!!!
  • I think the OP for this recipe was Curry Queen.

    Inspired to try this last night, spur of the moment decision and made a syrup one. Not sure where I went wrong, mine was heavy and not well risen. Did I cook it too long or not long enough? I din't !!!!!! the clingfilm at first so it sealed down over the pud in the dish. I then loosened it which seemed to help a bit. Maybe it is just my decrepit microwave at fault (or its owner lol) but would like tips from those who have successfully made this pudding. However, it did taste nice, just um rather solid :D
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