Brilliant Budget Recipes: Mrs Marson’s Steamed Pudding

Mrs Marson’s Steamed Pudding – this is one recipe you really do y just have to try. Everyone loves a good old fashioned pud don’t they?

This is the first in a new series here at family budgeting of brilliant budget recipes.

If you have a budget recipe you would like to see featured here please contact me

Charlotte from Tails of The Welbeck Farm Shop is our first recipe sharer. The recipes on her gorgeous blog are from Mrs Marson her recipe guru, She was the village school cook from Charlotte’s husbands school days. All the recipes look amazing but this one…yum!


Mrs. Marson’s Steamed Sponge


Ingredients for Mrs. Marson’s Steamed Sponge

8oz Flour

1/2oz Baking Powder

4oz Marg. (I used butter)

4oz Sugar

1 Egg

8oz Jam



Method for Mrs. Marson’s Steamed Sponge

1) Cream the butter and sugar together.

2) Beat the egg and beat it into the creamed mixture.

3) Sieve flour and baking powder.

4) Add gradually to the creamed mixture with sufficient water to give a soft consistency.

* I added 5 tablespoons of water, alternating with the dry ingredients.

5) Put the jam in the bottom of a greased tin, cover with the sponge mixture and steam.

* Make sure you put a lid on the saucepan.

6) Eat on it’s own or covered with custard.

Charlotte say’s ….

The pudding was delicious!!! I will be definitely making this again! There are also several variations on the recipe, which I can’t wait to try. You can replace the jam with lemon curd, marmalade or syrup. You can add a variety of dried fruit. You can also make a ginger sponge by adding 1/2oz of ginger to the dried ingredients and stirring 2oz of syrup into the mixture.

It looks amazing Charlotte..thanks for sharing!



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  1. Charlotte
    June 19, 2013 / 13:28

    Thank you for featuring this recipe! Mrs. Marson will be very pleased when I tell her! 🙂 x

  2. June 19, 2013 / 13:39

    Oh this is just my kind of pud….I love proper puddings that you can have with (lumpy) custard.

  3. June 19, 2013 / 14:02

    I love this, I like doing them in the microwave a quick Sunday pick me up!

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