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A Not So Tricky Treat

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Comforting, fluffy sponge with an irresistible puddle of sweet syrup at the bottom – this easy- to- make childhood classic is perfect for October 31
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Serves 4

2tbsp golden syrup
110g wholewheat flour
2½ tsp baking powder
2 large eggs
110g soft brown sugar
110g soft butter

Butter an 850-millilitre pudding basin and pour in the golden syrup. Place all the remaining ingredients in a bowl and beat well for 2 or 3 minutes until thoroughly mixed. Spoon this mixture on top of the golden syrup and use the back of the spoon to spread it out evenly. Cover with a double piece of buttered foil, pleated in the middle to allow for expansion and pressed down over the rim of the basin. Secure the foil with string.

Place in a steamer over boiling water and steam for 1½ hours. Make sure the saucepan does not boil dry or the water go off the boil – top up with boiling water as needed. When cooked, turn the sponge out onto a warmed plate and serve hot with custard or extra golden syrup.


2 sheets savoury puff pastry
8 pre-cooked sausages
16 candy eyes

Preheat the oven to 220˚C℃. Thaw the puff pastry and slice it into thin strips to make the ‘bandages’ for the mummies. Gently wrap each sausage in the ‘bandages’ and place on a lightly greased baking tray. Make sure that you leave a big enough gap at the top for the eyes.

Bake for about 5 minutes or until golden. Once baked, add the candy eyes or make them yourself using a dollop of mayonnaise and a circle of olive.

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