Ballantrae Honey Pudding (00065)

Requires a steamer

2 dsp honey
6 oz plain flour
1 level tsp baking powder
a pinch of salt
3 oz margarine
2 oz caster sugar
1 egg
2 tbsp milk

Grease 1 ½ pint pudding bowl and put half the honey in the bottom.
Sift flour, baking powder and salt into another bowl.
Add margarine and rub it in until it is evenly distributed and resembles fine bread crumbs.
Stir in sugar.
In yet another bowl, beat the egg and mix in the remaining honey.
Bind the dry ingredients together with the egg and honey mixture and add enough cold milk to make a soft dropping consistency.
Put this mixture into the prepared bowl and hollow out the centre slightly.
Make a pleat down the centre of a doubled piece of greaseproof paper large enough to cover the bowl and extend well down the sides.
Place the paper over the bowl, securing it with string.
Make a handle over the top so the bowl can easily be removed from the steamer.
Steam for 1 ½ hours
To serve loosen pudding and turn upside down.
Serve with custard.