This recipe was first published in Woman’s Weekly in October 1919. It is very easy to make with few ingredients. Tastes utterly delicious.
Serves: 1 man
Prep time: 20 mins
Cooking time: 2 hrs
Total time: 2 hrs 20 mins
Skill level: Easy peasy
Costs:Cheap as chips
- 60g (2oz) plain flour
- ½ level tsp baking powder
- ½ level teaspoon ground ginger
- 60g (2oz) breadcrumbs
- 60g (2oz) suet
- 60g (2oz) caster or demerara sugar
- 60g (2oz) raisins or sultanas
- 1 med egg
- 1-2 tbs milk
- Custard, to serve
- 1.25 litre (2 pint) pudding basin, well-buttered and sprinkled with brown sugar, or a smaller bowl would be fine
- Steamer over a pan of boiling water
- Mix the flour, baking powder, ginger and breadcrumbs, stir in the suet and sugar, and then the dried fruit.
- Beat the egg with the milk and stir into the dry ingredients quickly.
- Spoon the mixture into the basin. Cover with pleated greaseproof paper and tie with string. Put into the steamer (or on a saucer in a pan of water) and steam for 2 hrs, topping up with water every 30 mins. Turn out and serve with hot custard.
Nutritional information per portion
This nutritional information is only a guide and is based on 2,000 calories per day. For more information on eating a healthy diet, please visit the Food Standards Agency website.
Guideline Daily Amount for 2,000 calories per day are: 70g fat, 20g saturated fat, 90g sugar, 6g salt.