Time: 3 hours, or longer.

Sufficient for 7 or 8 persons.

Seasonable: Suitable for a winter pudding.

  1. 2 lbs. of figs
  2. 1 lb. of suet
  3. 1/2 lb. of flour
  4. 1/2 lb. of bread crumbs
  5. 2 eggs
  6. milk
  • Cut the figs into small pieces
  • Grate the bread finely
  • Chop the suet very small
  • Mix these well together
  • Add the flour and the eggs, which should be well beaten, and sufficient milk to form the whole into a stiff paste
  • Butter a mould or basin,
  • Press the pudding into it very closely
  • Tie it down with a cloth
  • Boil for 3 hours, or rather longer;
  • Turn it out of the mould
  • Serve with melted butter, wine-sauce, or cream

  • Source: The Book of Household Management by Isabella Beeton (1859)

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