Wartime Plum Pudding Recipe

Wartime Plum Pudding Recipes

Ingredients :

8 oz self-raising flour


1 tsp baking powder

2 oz butter

6 oz dried fruit

1 tsp cocoa powder

2 tsp mixed spice

2 oz sugar

1 oz grated raw carrot

1 oz grated raw potato

2 eggs, beaten

3 tbsp milk

Method :
  1. Sift the flour, salt and baking powder into a bowl.
  2. Rub the butter into the flour.
  3. Mix the fruit with the cocoa powder and the mixed spice, add the fruit and the sugar to the flour mixture.
  4. Mix well, stir in the grated carrot and potato.
  5. Add the beaten eggs and mix well, add enough milk to make dropping consistency.
  6. Turn in to a greased 2.5 pint pudding basin, cover with a double layer of greased greaseproof paper, with a pleat down the centre to allow for expansion, and a pudding cloth or foil.
  7. Steam for 90-120 minutes, serve with brandy butter or sauce.

Serves 4-6

Add the finely grated zest of 1 orange or lemon. Replace 3 oz of the dried fruit with chopped dried apricots. Add ground cinnamon or ginger instead of the mixed spice.

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