Welcome to the Pudding Site

  • Suet, 4 oz (110 g), you'll need to order at least 175g, chill first then use a grater or chop with a knife
  • Self-raising flour, 2 oz (50 g) sifted
  • White bread crumbs, 4 oz (110 g) from the Bakery, not the Supermarket (see associated recipes page)
  • Salt ¼ teaspoon
  • Nutmeg (freshly grated) 1¼ teaspoons
  • Cinnamon, 1¼ teaspoons of freshly ground (buy a cinnamon stick/quill and grate this just before mixing)
  • Ground Ginger, 1/3 of a teaspoon
  • Ground Cloves ¼ of a teaspoon
  • Soft dark brown Sugar 8 oz (225 g) (the darker the better)
  • Currants 10 oz (275 g)
  • Sultanas 4 oz (110 g)
  • Raisins 4 oz (110 g)
  • Dates (dried or fresh) or Prunes 4 oz (110 g) cut into pieces, removing the stones.
  • Peel, mixed & candied 1 oz (25 g) chop finely
  • Almonds 1 oz (25 g), skinned and chopped (packet bought is OK)
  • Pear or Apple, 1 small, peeled and grated (remove core)
  • Lemon, 1 LARGE, grate the skin (zest) only the yellow surface layer, not the white bit!
  • Eggs 2, size 1 (large) fresh
  • Guinness 5 fl oz (150 ml) you may use any dark beer. (you MAY substitute the same amount of Milk)
  • Muscat 2 Tablespoons (fortified wine, similar to but not the same as Tokay, but Port will substitute)

The following are optional (much less than a ¼ teaspoon of each!);

  • ground Allspice
  • ground Coriander
  • ground Mace

Very optional;

  • 6 silver Threepenny pieces (be very aware of the danger of choking, add these at your own risk, and warn diners!)