Having tested the original variant on friends and family, this new one has been tested on work colleagues – most appear to have survived.

So far.

225g Self-raising flour
5ml Baking Powder
Pinch of salt
50g Caster sugar
25g Margarine
110g Golden syrup
1 egg
120ml Milk
10ml Vanilla extract
20ml Flakes of 100% Cocoa chocolate

Mix the flour, salt, sugar, baking powder and chocolate flakes thoroughly. Warm the margarine and syrup stir together (20 seconds in an 800W microwave). Beat the egg, milk and vanilla extract and add this and the syrup mix to the dry ingredients a little at a time.

Pour into a greased loaf tin, and bake at 170°C for 50 to 60 minutes (an electric fan assisted oven: vary as required for your setup).

The baking powder is not essential, but does make it a little less bread like so it’s largely a matter of preference. Likewise, the vanilla could be increased (to taste) and the 100% cocoa flakes, whilst not essential, help to keep the sweetness in check.