The Captain’s Pudding

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Appears in
Sweet Dreams

By Josceline Dimbleby

Published 1985

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When the chill of winter seems endless, a degree of comfort can be found in the satisfying warmth of an old-fashioned, steamed pudding. This recipe shows that it need not be stodgy; the pudding is light, buttery and fruity-flavoured.


  • 5 oz (150 g) fresh breadcrumbs
  • 1 oz (25


Generously butter a 2–2½-pint (1.2–1.5-litre) pudding basin. Into a mixing bowl put the breadcrumbs, flour and sugar. Gently melt the jam, marmalade and 4