Bachelor’s Pudding (1)


  • 3 oz. dried fruit
  • 6 oz. plain flour
  • pinch of salt
  • 1 teasp. baking- powder
  • 3 oz. sugar
  • 2 oz. breadcrumbs
  • 3 oz. finely-chopped suet
  • 1 egg
  • milk to mix (about 1 gill)


Grease a pudding basin. Clean the fruit. Mix together the sifted flour, salt, baking-powder, sugar, breadcrumbs and suet. Stir in the dried fruit. Add the well-beaten egg and some of the milk. Stir, adding more milk as required, until the mixture drops easily from the spoon. Turn the mixture into the basin; cover with greased paper, and steam for 2–2½ hr. When ready, turn out of the basin and dredge well with sugar.