A great old fashion pudding which is warming and comforting. This pudding oozes with lemon juice and honey and is easy and cheap to make
Serves: 6
Prep time: 30 mins
Cooking time: 1 hr 30 mins
Total time: 2 hrs
Costs: Mid-price


  • 175g (6oz) butter, at room temperature
  • 175g (6oz) golden caster sugar
  • 3 med eggs, lightly beaten
  • 175g (6oz) self-raising flour, sieved
  • Finely grated zest and juice of 1 lemon
  • 4 tbs set honey


  1. Put the butter and sugar into a bowl and cream together with an electric mixer, if you have one, until softened and smooth.
  2. Gradually whisk in the eggs, then fold in the flour and add the lemon zest and juice.
  3. Spoon the honey into the pudding basin and then add the pudding mixture.
  4. Cover with a piece of Bakewell paper and then foil, both with a pleat in them to allow for the pudding to rise. Secure with string. Steam for 1½ hrs, topping up the water in the pan, as needed.
  5. Leave for 5-10 mins. Remove the foil and paper, put a plate on the top and turn the bowl upside down to serve the pudding. Decorate with a few slices of lemon and spoon on more honey, if you like.

Nutritional information per portion

fat 28.0g saturates 16.0g calories 500(kcal)

This nutritional information is only a guide and is based on 2,000 calories per day. For more information on eating a healthy diet, please visit the Food Standards Agency website.

Guideline Daily Amount for 2,000 calories per day are: 70g fat, 20g saturated fat, 90g sugar, 6g salt.