Heat oven to 180C/fan 160C/gas 4. Put 2 tbsp of the syrup in the bottom of a 1.5 litre pudding basin. Beat the butter and sugar together, add the flour, ground almonds, ginger, bicarb and egg plus the milk and remaining golden syrup. Beat until the mixture is smooth. Stir in the chopped ginger. Arrange the pecan halves in the bottom of the basin, using the syrup to keep them in place. Spoon the mix into the basin, then bake for 1 hour 20 minutes until risen and dark golden and a skewer comes out clean. Don’t open the oven door while the pudding is cooking: it is quite light and may may sink in the middle if you do.