Healthier steamed syrup sponge
- January 2017
- Serves 6
- Hands-on time 30 min, steaming time 1 hour 30-40 min
We’ve given this classic British pudding a healthy makeover. Now the light sponge topped with sticky, sweet syrup is lower in calories and fat than the traditional recipe.
- 6.3g (3g saturated)
- 66.7g (37.6g sugars)
A traditional syrup sponge is heavy on butter and eggs. We incorporated more air into fewer eggs, then used low-fat yogurt instead of butter. We also replaced some of the syrup with agave nectar, which is sweeter than sugar, so you need less of it.
Agave nectar (also called agave syrup) is made from the juice of the agave plant. It’s twice as sweet as ordinary sugar.
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