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Quick syrup and lemon sponge pudding

No need to steam this pudding for hours, it takes five minutes in the microwave. This recipe is specially designed for feeding a large group.

By The Hairy Bikers
From Hairy Bikers' Meals on Wheels


  • 350g/12oz butter , softened, plus extra for greasing
  • 200g/7oz golden syrup
  • 125g/4½oz caster sugar
  • 2 lemons , zest only
  • 6 free-range eggs , lightly beaten
  • 350g/12oz self-raising flour

To serve

  • 75g/3oz golden syrup
  • 1 litre/2 pints custard