My mum’s golden syrup pudding is maybe my most favourite dessert of all time. It is not sophisticated or flashy; it uses simple pantry staples and every mouthful just tastes like home. I have no doubt that I will be making it for years to come. When I have a family of my own, it will be something I will enjoy teaching my children to make and love. As kids, we used to have it with milk poured over the top, but cream or vanilla ice-cream are also delicious.
I have added a little finely grated lemon zest to the dough which helps cut through the richness, and a few chopped nuts to create a nice crunchy top. Other than these two small additions, the recipe remains as original and delicious as it has been for more than 30 years.