The little birds...

If you watch little birds you will see they are busy and happy! Using whatever they can find they create the most gorgeous little nest.
I would be the little bird with some glittery thread in her nest!
We can be like this. Happily working away with the things that are available to us to create a beautiful and happy home.
All the while with a little song in our heart.

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Saturday 2 August 2014

Easy Golden Syrup Pudding.

Every winter I make at least a couple of times my Mum's Golden Syrup Pudding. It is so easy that even a non cook can make this. It's filling, delicious, inexpensive. Maybe not a health food... we will say instead it is a decadent treat!

I always double this recipe but the recipe is enough for four. Grease a largish casserole dish.

In a bowl blend together 1 cup SR flour, 1/2 cup sugar and 1/2 cup milk. I actually do this in the casserole dish I am going to cook it in. Eliminating washing up.
If you like sultanas then add a handful once you have blended the other ingredients.

Then in a jug of 2 cups boiling water add 1 tablespoon of butter and 1 generous tablespoon of golden syrup.

I just add the butter on top of the flour mix, drizzle over the golden syrup and pour over the hot water and gently rotate it a bit. (saving another container to wash up) It mixes itself!

At this point you are thinking "I have done something wrong" or "I must stop listening to Annabel"

This is a good sign your'e on the right track!

Pop into a medium/hot oven and bake until golden and bubbly. It will look like this....

When I cook it I make sure my casserole/baking dish is quite large or I place a baking tray under it. It bubbles up and spills are sticky. Beware.

Serve with ice cream or cream. 

It is my observation that men seem to go mad over recipes like this. I think maybe that it reminds them of their Mum's or Nana's cooking or something. They think you are somehow brilliant and gifted when in fact this is the laziest recipe you are ever likely to find!

I hope this winter warmer is a treat for your family and maybe an economical help too.

We have a lovely sunny day today. It is so nice after a few weeks of storms and freezing weather. But this pudding is very good and warming when the weather is wild and cold.

Have a wonderful


  1. It looks scrumptious, Annabel, thanks

  2. Oh yummy, I can smell this cooking in my Mum's kitchen baking in the Metters green wood stove. I'm making this for dinner tonight. She also use to make a desert with rolled pastry and sliced apples, a Roly Poly thats it, then pour over golden syrup mixture as above. Do you remember that?

  3. I've never had it cooked this way before Annabel but it looks so yummy and I will give it a go this week. The nights are so cold but lovely sunny days (albeit cold) at present. This is just a perfect dessert for those nights!

  4. Oh yum! My mum makes this pudding, but I haven't tried it yet. Thanks for the prompt and the recipe, I will put this on my dessert list for tonight's tea :-)

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    1. Thank you for your comment Tania and its nice to "meet" you. I hope the pudding is as good as your Mums, its very easy and quick. Good luck!

    2. My family loved it Annabel, even my fussy 18yo son enjoyed it, so I would definitely say it was a success, as he is a nightmare to please...

      I also made your sunshine orange cake, that was very well received too. Such a very soft and moist cake, I was pleasantly surprised. Will be making that again for sure :-)


    3. I'm really pleased Tania! Especially since you already had oranges (with the cake) It is funny, I said the pudding is something that men always seem to love... your son is adding to my theory!
      Have a wonderful week. I am posting a couple of recipes too. Thank you for letting me know how these went! xx

  5. Wow, your dessert looks great! I'm in the US, so I'm wondering what is "Golden Syrup" exactly?

  6. Replies
    1. Hi Jeannene, You will find it in the English section of supermarkets. It is a bit like Treacle or Molasses... but not the same. Its beautiful! It is also used in Anzac Biscuits. A staple here in Australia. Hope that helps, love Annabelxxx


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