Treacle pudding recipe

This old fashioned kitchen favourite from Mary Berry is the stickiest, sweetest of sweets around

Serves 4-6


  • Butter, for greasing
  • 6 generous tbsp golden syrup
  • 125g self-raising flour
  • 125g shredded vegetable suet or grated chilled butter
  • 125g fresh white breadcrumbs
  • 60g caster sugar
  • About 125ml milk
  • 900ml pudding bowl


  1. Lightly butter the bowl and spoon the golden syrup into the bottom.

  2. Put the flour, suet or butter, breadcrumbs, and sugar into a bowl and stir to combine. Stir in enough milk to give a dropping consistency. Spoon into the bowl on top of the syrup.

  3. Cover the bowl with buttered foil, pleated in the middle. Secure by tying string under the rim of the bowl.

  4. Put the bowl into a steamer or saucepan of simmering water, making sure the water comes halfway up the side of the bowl if using a saucepan. Cover and steam, topping up with boiling water as needed, for about 3 hours. Turn out the pudding and serve.

Mary Berry: Kitchen favourites

Recipe from Kitchen Favourites by Mary Berry, DK. Available from 1st July 2011


Average rating: 3.5/5
(click to rate)
Baking recipes

Baking recipes

Get your oven gloves on and try these sweet and savoury baking recipes - from biscuit and bread recipes to crumbles, meringues and cakes, 4Food has home-baking covered.

Coffee and walnut cake

Cake recipes

Birthdays, weddings or a hard day's work: there's always a reason to eat cake. Have a go at our easy cake recipes

Dinner parties

Dinner party recipes

There are many ways to wow your guests at your dinner party and we have them all, so start writing the invitations and unearth the good crockery

Thursday 23 June 2011
Skip Channel4 main Navigation

Channel 4 © 2014. We have updated our terms and conditions and privacy policy. Please ensure you read both documents before using our Digital Products and Services.