English Plum Pudding

Recipe: English Plum Pudding


  • bread
  • milk
  • 1/2 pound of sugar
  • seeded raisins
  • currants dredged with flour
  • chopped beef suet
  • 1 nutmeg
  • cinnamon
  • cloves and mace
  • a pinch of salt
  • 1 glass of wine and 1 glass of fine brandy


  1. Soak 1 pound of stale bread in hot milk; then add 1/2 pound of sugar, 1 pound of seeded raisins, and 1 pound of currants all dredged with flour.
  2. 1/4 pound of chopped citron, 1 pound of finely chopped beef suet, 1 nutmeg grated, 1 tablespoonful of cinnamon, cloves and mace mixed together, a pinch of salt, 1 glass of wine and 1 glass of fine brandy.
  3. Mix with the yolks of 8 eggs and the whites beaten to a stiff froth. Pour the mixture into a wet cloth dredged with flour; tie well and let boil five hours. Serve with wine sauce.

Number of servings (yield): 4

Meal type: dessert

Culinary tradition: English

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