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Friday, August 21, 2015

Golden light and golden syrup pudding


Late one afternoon we were out and about checking tanks and feeding the horses and for the first time I noticed the shadows formed by the olive trees in our sheep yards.  Sarah from Chantille Fleur this photo reminded me of you.  


In completely unrelated news one night last week the kids requested golden syrup pudding and I agreed.  An unnecessary intake of sugar and butter perhaps, but it did fill the kitchen with glorious smells and happy food memories.


Golden Syrup Pudding
Serves 6

100g butter
¾ cup golden syrup
I cup brown sugar
225g self-raising flour
1 egg, lightly beaten
½ cup milk
1 tbsp plain flour
1 ½ cups boiling water

Preheat oven to 180°C.  Grease a six cup capacity ovenproof dish.  Place butter and ½ cup golden syrup in a saucepan and heat on medium, stirring until combined.  Remove from the heat and allow to cool for 10 minutes.  In a large bowl, combine ½ cup of brown sugar and the self raising flour.  Make a well in the centre and pour in the melted butter mixture, egg and milk.  Mix. Spoon into the prepared dish.   Mix remaining ½ cup brown sugar and plain flour and sprinkle over the top.  Combine boiling water and remaining ¼ cup of golden syrup.  Gently pour over the pudding top and bake in the oven for 30-40 minutes or until a skewer comes out clean.  

Serve with cream or ice-cream, as if you need to be told.

** If you can squeeze in a little extra boiling water I would encourage it!  More water makes more of the delicious sauce that magically forms under the pudding itself. 

Are you noticing any golden light?

Happy Friday friends! 

30 comments :

  1. Ohhh the memories of mum's Golden Syrup Pudding. It's it funny how the just the name can bring back so many memories of meal tables gathered with family.

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    1. Yes, I agree, thanks for calling in!

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  2. Oooh yummy ... bothe the pudding and golden light. I usually tend to make double or 1 and a 1/2 times the sauce for self saucing puddings so there is plenty to go around. I love these wintery comfort desserts but it has been ages since I've eaten one or made one ... about 3 years probably.

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    1. Wow...that is strong will power to not have made a pudding in 3 years! Thanks for calling in.

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  3. Golden syrup desserts just say comfort food don't they! I can see spring in the light this week Jane xx

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    1. Thanks Kate...the light is always changing isn't it? x

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  4. What a strange coincidence! I made a butter scotch pudding for dessert tonight and the recipe is very similar to yours - made on golden syrup too. Must be the weather for it :-)
    I love that first photo - clearly you know my photography style ;-)
    I hope you have a great weekend Jane,
    Sarah x

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    1. Perhaps great minds think a like Sarah? x

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  5. A firm winter fave at our house too

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  6. The shadows are nearly as delicious -looking as that pud Jane....nearly!

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  7. Yum – your pudding sounds delicious, although I will wait until autumn/winter here to try it. It's sweltering here today (by UK standards) and we're heading to the beach. The golden light in your olive tree photo – beautiful. Have a super weekend Jane. Sam x

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    1. Thank you so much Sam, I hope you enjoyed the beach x

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  8. Fabulous. I LOVE your featured top photo!!!

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  9. I made the Golden Syrup Pudding last night, it is absolutely delicious!
    Thanks for sharing the recipe, I know this will become a family favourite.

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    1. So happy to have shared a successful recipe Cheryl! I always love your comments x

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  10. the shift of light is gorgeous isn't it. I love how the shift of light shows the seasons changing.
    Now I haven't made a golden syrup pudding this winter, so I suspect these sorts of things should be hurried along and just done....don't think there would be too many complaints :-)

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    1. Thanks Brydie, much like you...I just cannot stop baking :)

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  11. Late afternoon light is my favourite - though when it shines through my kitchen window it shows up every mark (they are very dirty at the moment). I made your delicious syrup pudding at the weekend and threw in a few raspberries at the bottom. After all, a little fresh fruit surely negates the butter, sugar and cream don't you think?

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    1. Thanks Anne, raspberries sound like such a healthy addition!

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  12. btw have you any idea how annoying the verification process has become? My first comment disappeared and this time I had to click all the photos of waffles to verify! Very strange.

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    1. I have made some changes here Anne, I hope it helps! Thanks for letting me know.

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  13. Love that pic of the olive trees Jane! That pudding sounds yummy, reminds me of golden syrup dumplings and ice cream!!

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    1. Thanks Shell...golden syrup dumplings are wonderful aren't they? x

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  14. Wonderful. Oh how I wished our olives looked as well pruned and orderly as yours. Ours are messy and overgrown. I just love the light in that photo too. I won't mention that pudding except that it sounds and would have tasted divine :D

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    1. Thanks Julie! These olives are not pruned...they are in our sheep yards and the sheep keep them perfectly clipped, that is why they are all trimmed to exactly the same height. The trees that the sheep cannot access are messy and overgrown, trust me :)

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  15. what an evocative photo - jane, you have captured that light, the end of the day and the descending quiet so beautifully. you really should publish a proper printed book. I would buy it for sure.

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    1. Thank you e, I have read so many books written by clever bloggers recently. I am just not sure I have a book within me!

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Hello and welcome. I will try to reply to all comments eventually because I love the conversation! Jane