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St Stephen's Pudding

A delicious steamed pudding made with apples and raisins.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time2 hrs
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: British
Servings: 4 people


  • 4 oz 110 g white breadcrumbs
  • 2 oz 50 g self-raising flour
  • 2 oz 50 g light brown soft sugar
  • 3 oz 75 g shredded suet
  • a pinch of salt
  • 4 oz 110 g seedless raisins
  • 2 medium Bramley cooking apples
  • grated zest of 1 lemon
  • 1 large egg
  • 3 tablespoons milk


  • Sift the flour into a mixing bowl and combine with the suet, breadcrumbs, salt and sugar.
  • Peel, core and grate the apples.
  • Add the raisins, apples and lemon zest into the bowl.
  • Mix thoroughly and add the egg and milk to the mixture and stir until well combined.
  • Add the mixture into a pudding basin, pushing down well. Cover with a sheet of baking parchment and tin foil secured with string.
  • Half fill a saucepan with water and bring to the boil with the pudding basin in the pan.
  • Cook for around two hours, making sure the water level stays constant.