About this recipe:This classic steamed pudding is delicious with brandy butter, cream or custard.
50g unsalted butter
5 tablespoons dark brown soft sugar
12 dates, pitted and chopped
25g dried currants
75g candied mixed fruit peel, chopped
1 orange, zested
1 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
150g self-raising flour
2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
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Method Prep:20min › Cook:2hr › Ready in:2hr20min
Liberally grease a pudding mould.
In a large saucepan combine butter, sugar, milk, dates, sultanas, currants, mixed fruit peel and zest of the orange; bring to the boil. Remove from heat and stir in bicarbonate of soda. Sift in the flour, cinnamon and salt; mix gently until blended. Pour into prepared pudding mould.
Cover with a double layer of greased greaseproof paper and steam for 2 hours.