Pre-heat the oven to 180 dg
Butter a baking dish thoroughly.
Beat together the sugar and butter until smooth light and fluffy, then add the eggs and the jam beating until pale
Sift together the flour, salt and bicarb .
Mix together the milk and vanilla essence
Fold the dry mix into the eggs mix
Add the Roman Vinegar followed by the milk mix,adding a little at a time and stir all together.
Pour into the buttered baking dish, cover lightly with buttered foil.
Bake for approx 38 -43 mins until firm.
While the pudding is baking combine the remaining ingredients in a saucepan, Heat stirring continuously until the butter melts and the sugar has dissolved.
When all is ready pour the sauce over the hot pudding