- Preparation and cooking time
- Serves 6
Steam a traditional fruity sponge pudding with suet, citrus zest and currants then serve in thick slices with hot custard
- STEP 1
Put the flour and salt in a bowl. Add the suet, currants, sugar, lemon and orange zest.
- STEP 2
Pour in 150ml milk and mix to a firm but moist dough, adding the extra milk if necessary.
- STEP 3
Shape into a fat roll about 20cm long. Place on a large rectangle of baking parchment. Wrap loosely to allow for the pudding to rise and tie the ends with string like a Christmas cracker.
- STEP 4
Place a steamer over a large pan of boiling water, add the pudding to the steamer, cover and steam for 1½ hours. Top up the pan with water from time to time.
- STEP 5
Remove from the steamer and allow to cool slightly before unwrapping. Serve sliced with custard.