Pare and cut into dice the oranges. Place in a bowl and add bread crumbs and boiling water. Mix, then let cool.
Add egg, milk, shortening, syrup, sugar, baking powder, and flour. Mix thoroughly.
Then pour into either individual custard cups or into a pudding mould and set in a pan of hot water. If the Betty is put in custard cups, grease them well and bake for forty minutes in a moderate oven. If put into a mould, bake for one hour.