179.Suet pudding : Food Combining Hay Diet

The full text of the book published by Bloomsbury. Author Peter Thomson

serves 4

8 oz / 200 g wholemeal flour

4 oz / 100 g chopped dates

4 oz / 100 g chopped suet

1 egg (optional)


salt to taste


  • Mix all the dry ingredients together.

  • ( 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.


  • Include sultanas, chopped apricots, chopped figs, stem ginger.

  • Place two tablespoons of molasses in the pudding bowl before adding the soft dough.