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Treacle Sponge

July 09

This a great little retro recipe which can usually be knocked up with ingredients you already have in your store cupboard. Sweet, sticky and mighty good…You have to give this one a go. Recipe from The Pleasures of the Table: Rediscovering Theodora Fitzgibbon.

  • serves Serves 6
  • time 10 mins + steaming time


  1. 1. Mix all the ingredients together well, but add the egg last.
  2. 2. Pour into a greased basin or dish, then cover and steam for 2 hours.
  3. 3. Turn out to serve with custard, cream, more treacle or golden syrup.

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175g self-raising flour

100g shredded suet

½ tsp ground ginger

150ml milk

100g sugar

100g treacle

1 egg

To serve:

custard, cream, more treacle or golden syrup

You'll Need

Baking dish

Mixing bowl