Combine the carrots, apples, sultanas and breadcrumbs in a bowl. Sift together the flour, baking powder, cinnamon, bicarbonate of soda, salt, nutmeg and allspice in a separate small bowl. Cream together the butter, sugar and eggs in a separate large bowl; stir in the flour mixture. Add the carrot mixture and mix well. Transfer mixture to a lightly-greased, 2-litre mould.
Place a steamer rack in the bottom of a large, deep pot. Set the filled mould on top of the steamer rack. Pour enough water into the bottom of the pot to cover the bottom 2/3 of the mould. Bring to the boil over medium heat. Reduce heat to low; cover. Simmer for 2 hours 45 minutes, adding water occasionally to maintain the water level. Remove from water and allow to cool 10 minutes before turning out of mould onto a plate.
To ar/uki; Enjoy your recipes a great deal! Being a yank terminology is a problem;ie; sultana? Went to google dictionary (UK) and found answer. If it wuold warrent the effort,could we have sort of "dictionary" of UK/I coloquilism's on the site? If not there's always google! Thank you - 21 Nov 2009
The info on steaming pud states to wrap the top of the mould with parchment and aluminum foil, but this recipes doesn't mention this. Has anyone made the pud without tying it up as the recipe seems to indicate? - 01 Feb 2014