Date pudding - vegetarian lifestyle recipe book

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Date pudding - vegetarian lifestyle recipe book

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Ingredients: Date pudding - vegetarian lifestyle recipe book

serves 4

8 oz / 200 g wholemeal flour

4 oz / 100 g chopped dates

2 oz / 50 g hard vegetable fat

1 egg

water

salt to taste

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Instructions: Date pudding - vegetarian lifestyle recipe book

  • Mix all the dry ingredients together with the fat.
  • Beat in the egg
  • Add sufficient water for the ingredients to form a soft dough.
  • Place the mixture in a 1 3/4 pint / 1 litre pudding bowl.
  • Cover the bowl with a sheet of greaseproof paper and then with a clean cotton cloth. Tie securely round under the lip of the bowl with string.
  • Lower the bowl into a steamer over boiling water and steam for 2 hours.
  • Serve hot.
Variations

  • Include sultanas, chopped apricots, chopped figs, stem ginger.
  • Place two tablespoons of molasses in the pudding bowl before adding the soft dough.