Thursday, February 7, 2013

Scottish recipes - Steamed Treacle Pudding

Steamed Treacle Pudding with Golden Syrup

This pudding is up there with Mr Tartan Tastes favorite desserts

He really does love his hot traditional desserts

and Steamed Pudding is as traditional as it gets

If you have never had a steamed pudding you really should try one soon

Add it to your 30 things to do before 30 list or 40 things to do before 40, or whatever list you have going....

Steamed puddings have been around for many years and they are basically a sweet sponge that gets steamed over hot water for 2 hours, now don't let the time put you off, after all the best things in life are worth waiting on and this is true for Steamed Pudding

Steamed puddings come in a great variety, today I am making Steamed Treacle Pudding with Golden Syrup, but other great puddings are steamed Christmas Pudding, Figgy Pudding, Steamed Chocolate Pudding, Jam Steamed Pudding, and the infamous Spotted Dick (*raises an eyebrow - no not an aliment suffered by your neighbor but a pudding made with dried fruit like raisins or currants)

So on to the recipe

This recipes requires a glass bowl about 6 cups size and self raising flour, if you are not familiar with self raising flour, you can get it in any grocery store here in the USA and around the world, also it requires Golden Syrup, this British syrup really makes this recipe shine and a must if you can find it, I found it in the International section of my USA grocery store, if you are in Britain/Canada/Australia and have it at hand, I am jealous

Makes one amazingly delicious steamed pudding

You will need

3 tbsp Golden Syrup (and more for pouring later)
200g/7oz Self Raising Flour
100g/3.5oz Brown Sugar
100g/3.5oz Fine Sugar
2 tbsp Treacle or Molasses
4 large eggs
200g/7oz Softened Butter
2 tsp Baking Powder
pinch of salt


  • First grease the bowl with butter and place 3 tbsp of Golden Syrup in the bottom
Buttered bowl
Golden Syrup

  • In a large mixing bowl, place all the other ingredients, and blend well using an electric hand mixer for about 3 minutes
Steamed pudding ingredients
Steamed pudding mixture

  • Spoon the cake mixture into the small bowl on top of the Syrup
Steamed pudding mixture

  • Cover with 2 layers of foil, and tie with string, make sure you pleat the foil slightly to allow for the cake to swell while cooking and tie the foil tight with string (you don't want any water getting into the pudding)
Tin foil lid

  • Place the glass bowl into a large pot and fill the pot with water halfway to three quarters of the way up the glass bowl, bring water to boil then turn down to simmer and place lid on top

  • Steam the pudding for 2 hours until fully cooked (the pudding is cooked through when a skewer comes out clean) Note : keep topping up with BOILED water throughout the two hours cooking time)

  • Once pudding is cooked, take off foil and let cool slightly. Then using a knife ease around the edge to loosen then tip the pudding onto a serving plate
British Steamed Pudding

  • Drizzle more syrup on top and finish by cutting into slices and serve with some warm custard, you can find my recipe for Homemade Custard here
Steamed Treacle Pudding with Golden Syrup

Enjoy this amazing steamed pudding straight away while it is still warm

Go forth Tartan Tasters and make this delicious dessert, I promise you wont be disappointed


Scottish Word of the Day ; Aye - Yes
(Aye, this pudding is amazing)

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  1. Love the traditional recipes. cant wait to give this pudding a try.

    1. Thanks, glad you will give it a go, have a great weekend :)

  2. Omg that looks amazing dribble..

  3. OOh boy, my mum used to make this. I have never attempted it myself. I would love to give it a shot. I can get Golden syrup here too. Yummy
    Will follow your blog

  4. I can't wait to share this recipe with my daughter who is a big Henry Potter fan. I think this is something they eat at Hogwarts. I know she has asked about Treacle Pudding. Thanks for sharing yet another very interesting recipe with us on foodie friday.


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