Time: Nearly 4 hours.

Sufficient for 6 or 7 persons.

Seasonable at any time; but more suitable for a winter pudding.

  1. 3/4 lb. of brown-bread crumbs
  2. 1/2 lb. of currants
  3. 1/2 lb. of suet
  4. 1/4 lb. of moist sugar
  5. 4 eggs
  6. 2 tablespoonfuls of brandy
  7. 2 tablespoonfuls of cream
  8. grated nutmeg to taste
  • Grate 3/4 lb. of crumbs from a stale brown loaf
  • Add to these the currants and suet, and be particular that the latter is finely chopped
  • Put in the remaining ingredients
  • Beat the pudding well for a few minutes
  • Put it into a buttered basin or mould
  • Tie it down tightly
  • Boil for nearly 4 hours

  • Send sweet sauce to table with it.

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

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