Awww....what the heck!
So last night I had dessert for supper, JUST DESSERT, oh yes!I had one of those nights when I didn't know what I fancied and THEN....I found the Heinz Syrup Sponge and Bird's Custard in the cupboard and my fate was settled.I knew it was bad for me, but oooh it tasted sooo good. I do feel a little less guilty having had good cholesterol and blood sugar results last week!And a little indulgence now and then is good for the soul - right??!:-)Well Betsy asked for a description of the above Brit' dessert and seeing as Silverback is dying to see how I describe them, here goes! The sponge is a fairly light sponge mix, like you'd get in a cake, but with brown sugar and a little Golden Syrup (a bit like Karo but not quite!) in the mix. It has a thick syrupy sauce of sugar and Golden Syrup spread all over the surface. This kind of goes all gooey and sticky and is very sweet and scrummy. Alot of people steam these type of sponge puddings and I would if it was homemade.Onto Custard, which is made from egg yolks, milk, sugar and vanilla essence. It is always a shade of yellow and custard is a national obsession in England. We stick it on most hot pies, sponges, fruits, tarts....oh you name it and we can eat it with custard. I adore banana custard, which is basically just a banana chopped up in custard - delicious. We even had a children's cartoon called Rhubarb & Custard, which also just happens to be delicious too! Hope that answers your questions Betsy, and Silverback approves?!