Steamed Date Pudding Recipe

Steamed Date Pudding Recipe

Steamed date pudding is for those cold winter days and nights to warm you up and make you feel a little more cheerful!

75 g butter
1/2 cup sugar
2-3 eggs
125 g stoned dates, finely chopped
1 teaspoon lemon juice
3 tablespoons milk
1 1/2 cups flour
1 teaspoon baking powder


Beat butter and sugar together until light and fluffy. Add eggs and beat well. The add dates, lemon juice, and milk to the mixture. Sift in the flour and the baking powder.

Place into a well-buttered oven-proof bowl and cover tightly with tin foil to prevent steam from making mixture soggy. Place an upturned saucer on to the base of a large pot.

Place bowl with mixture encased in tin foil on the saucer. Fill the pot to about halfway with water. Watch water level and top up if necessary.

Simmer gently for 2 hours.

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