This is cooked in the microwave in minutes.
SYRUP SPONGE PUDDING
2ozs. Unsalted butter
2ozs caster sugar
2tabsp full fat milk
E self raising flour
3tabsp golden syrup
In a large bowl, beat together the butter and sugar until smooth. Combine with the egg, then slowly add the milk and flour, folding gently.
Put the syrup in the base of a microwave safe bowl, then pour the sponge mixture on top. Cover and microwave on full for 3-4 minutes until the mixture just firms. Allow to stand for 5 minutes, then tip out and serve with custard.
This serves 4
Vary the topping, it works well with jam, marmalade or treacle.