Golden Syrup Sponge Cake

See the RecipeAndré Baranowski

This sticky dessert, sometimes called treacle sponge, is as at home in an English pub as it is at an elegant dinner, like the ones held at Formal Hall. It's traditionally baked or steamed in a pudding basin—an aluminum or earthenware bowl designed specifically for pudding—but any sturdy 3-cup ovenproof bowl will do.