Butter a 1/2 litre pudding basin.
Cream butter and sugar together until light and fluffy.
Gradually beat in eggs.
Fold in the flour and baking powder. If dry, add one tbsp milk.
Spoon four tbsp syrup into the buttered dish.
Cover with sponge mixture.
Seal bowl with butter paper and secure with string and foil.
Steam for 40 minutes or bake at 190 degrees C for 30-40 minutes.
Turn out onto a warm dish.
For the sauce:
Warm four tbsp of syrup and water together.
Serve with the pudding.