Wednesday, 10 November 2010

Wartime Syrup Sponge

A very frugal cake, made with no eggs and no fats, so probably not too calorific either!!

Sift 8oz self raising flour and half a teaspoon bicarb of soda into a large bowl.
(I don't usually bake in imperial but it is a wartime recipe!)

In a saucepan melt 4 tablespoons of golden syrup into half a pint of milk.
(Heat until mixed in, no need to boil.)

Pour milk and syrup mixture onto flour and beat well until no lumps of flour remain.

Pour rather gloopy mixture into a greased 2lb loaf tin and bake for 40 - 45 minutes at 180 degrees.

This makes a rather nice, not too sweet cake. I see no reason why you couldn't use soya milk and make it vegan.
11th November tomorrow - how about baking a wartime cake to remember those housewives who managed to feed their families in such tough times?


  1. What a wonderful idea! Might give your recipe a try, especially as eggs seem rather hard to come by at the moment!

  2. Hi there :-) Would baking powder be ok as a sub for bicarb? x

  3. I guess baking powder would work; it's just to give the sr flour an extra boost I think.

  4. A great idea - think I will have to give it a go tomorrow as suggested.


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