“John in the Pocket”

Jan in Den Zak

Preparation info

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Recipes of all Nations

By Countess Morphy

Published 1935

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This is a very popular boiled pudding in Holland.


  • 10 ozs. of flour, just under 1 oz. of yeast
  • 1 egg
  • 1 gill of milk
  • 3 ozs. of raisins, currants and candied citron peel, a pinch of salt.


Dissolve the yeast in the milk, add to the flour and work with the well-beaten egg, adding the raisins, currants, chopped candied peel and the pinch of salt.

Put the pudding in a greased pudding basin. Cover and set to rise for 1½ hours. Dip a cloth in hot water, sprinkle with a little flour and tie the dough in it. Put in a saucepan of boiling water and simmer for 2½ hours. Remove the pudding from the cloth and put in the oven for a few minutes to dry. Serve with butter and brown sugar or syrup.