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Having just enjoyed an 'Aunty's Golden Syrup Pudding' served with piping hot custard I feel compelled to write a review.
Aunty's deliciously moist Steamed puddings smothered in a rich Golden Syrup sauce. Contains less than 4% fat. Suitable for vegetarians.
These puddings are ideal if you fancy a quick and easy dessert following your meal. The puddings are sold in packs of two which are contained in little plastic pots (similar to a yoghurt pot) within a cardboard outer. The cardboard can be recycled and I tend to wash the pots after use for my daughter to play and make things with. The packaging is very simple and features an image of a pudding.
To prepare, simply peal back and remove the foil lid from the pot and place in the microwave. The packaging advises you to heat each pudding for 30-40 seconds; however, I prefer 50 seconds to ensure the pudding is piping hot. The pudding can be heated in a steamer if you prefer but this takes 25 minutes. Once you have heated your pudding, simply place the pudding upside down in a dish (or on a plate), gently squeeze the sides of the pot and lift the pot away slowly ... this should leave a hot and perfectly formed pudding behind. Occasionally there will be still traces of golden syrup left in the pot but I simply scrape this out with a spoon.
I serve the pudding with custard but you could have it with whatever you prefer. The pudding itself is really nice, far nicer than competitor puddings I've tried. The texture is very light and moist and your spoon literally melts into it, it certainly doesn't taste as naughty as it probably is to eat (if you're counting calories there are 323 in each pot !). There is a small amount of golden syrup surrounding the pudding but certainly not as much as what is featured on the packaging. I find it perfect how it is, but my husband who has a very sweet tooth tends to add an extra spoonful of golden syrup. The pudding is a quick and easy treat to enjoy and I would definitely recommend it on cold, dark nights when you need a bit of comfort food.
4 out of 5 stars, lovely and moist pudding but the syrup on the packaging doesn't reflect the quantity within the pot.
I saw these in the Cooperative and remembered just how much I used to love my Mum's steamed syrup puddings when I was a child. Into my basket they went.
Each packet has 2 puddings each in its own plastic container with a foil lid. The 2 pots are within a cardboard sleeve with a picture of the pudding making it very appealing.
On the packaging it says Aunty's traditional steamed puddings are slow steamed to perfection, these deliciously rich and moist individual sponge puddings have been prepared using only the finest ingredients - just like Aunt Betty Cole's original recipe.
So what's in these puddings?
Invert sugar syrup, water, wheat flour, glucose syrup, golden syrup (10%) rice bran oil, Humectant, dried skimmed milk, raising agents, sugar, modified maize starch, milk protein, dried egg white, salt, gelling agent, cinnamon, preservatives, stabilisers, yeast, emulsifiers.
They may contain traces of nuts but they are suitable for vegetarians.
Each pot contains 323kcal, 3.5g protein, 66.4g carbohydrates, 4.2g fat, 1.8g fibre, 0.83g salt.
I went for the microwaving method only taking 30 seconds. You have to remember to take the foil lid of otherwise things could go off with a bang!!
Once cooked you have to tip the pudding onto a plate, which I did but the pudding didn't come out. However following the instructions I gave it a little squeeze and out it came easily. With the steaming pudding in front of me it looked as good as on the picture. I dug the spoon in and through the beautifully soft sponge. It tasted wonderful, sweet, moist, scrumsiousness. It didn't take long to finish, as it was so good - not as good as my Mum's though!
These puddings cost me £1 for the 2 of them, which I think, is OK.
220g. Aunty's Golden Syrup Pudding is a traditionally steamed moist sponge smothered in a delicious golden syrup sauce.