- 8oz Cream Flour
- 8oz Sultanas
- 8oz Raisins
- 8oz Currants
- 8oz Fresh White Bread Crumbs
- 8oz Dark Brown Sugar
- 2 Large Eggs
- 3oz Mixed Peel
- 1 Medium Eating Apple
- 1 tsp Mixed Spice
- 8oz Shredded Suet
- 1 tsp Nutmeg
- Pinch of Salt
- 3 tblsps Milk
1. Put the sultanas, raisins and currants in a large bowl. Use seedless raisins or stone them first.
2. Stir in the breadcrumbs.
3. Sift the flour and stir in the sugar and mixed peel.
4. Peel, core and grate the apple into the bowl.
5. Add the shredded suet with the beaten eggs, the spices and salt and mix very well to a soft consistency with milk.
6. Turn the mixture into two 2lb pudding basins and cover each one with greaseproof paper.
7. Cover with foil and tie on the coverings.
8. Boil the puddings for 4 hours, replenishing the pan with more boiling water as it evaporates.
9. On the day, boil or steam the puddings for another 2 hours.
10. Serve with custard.
Note: If possible, keep the puddings for 4-6 weeks before eating.