easy chocolate steamed pudding

This is an incredibly easy pudding to make and great for the budget. It only takes half and hour to steam/boil and don’t be concerned that there is no sugar in the pudding itself – the sauce is where the sweetness comes in full voice.

1 cup flour
1 tsp baking soda
2 tsp baking powder
2 Tbsp cocoa
½ cup sultanas
Milk to make a soft dough
Mix all together and put dough into greased pudding bowl.
Pour over it:
2 tsp golden syrup
¼ cup sugar
50g butter
1 small cup boiling water

Steam for 30 mins with lid on saucepan but not on the pudding basin. Does not spoil if steamed longer. Serve with a scoop of vanilla ice-cream or cream.
The simplicity of this recipe makes it perfect for children to make and the aroma and steam coming from the simmering pot on the stove is a welcome joy at the end of a cold and wet day.