butter for greasing 6 generous tbsp golden syrup125g ( 4oz ) self-raising flour 125g ( 4oz ) shredded vegetable suet or grated chilled butter 125g (4oz) fresh white breadcrumbs 60g (2oz) caster sugar about 125ml ( 4fl oz ) milk 900ml ( 1½ pint ) 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.