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Newcastle pudding - a steamed pudding with a cherry topping
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Newcastle Pudding

A light steamed pudding with a topping of cherries. Serve with custard for a delicious dessert
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time2 hrs
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: British
Servings: 4 people


  • Pudding basin
  • Large pan
  • Measuring scales
  • Sharp knife
  • Hand mixer
  • string
  • silver foil


  • 25 g 1 oz glacĂ© cherries
  • 100 g 4 oz butter
  • 100 g 4 oz caster sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 150 g 5 oz plain flour
  • pinch salt
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 60 ml milk


  • Grease a pudding basin
  • Cut the cherries in half and make a pattern on the base of the pudding basin
  • Cream together the butter and sugar in a mixing bowl.
  • Gradually beat in the eggs
  • Stir the flour, salt and baking powder into the egg mixture and then add the milk until the pudding has a dropping consistency.
  • Pour the mixture into the pudding basin.
  • Cover the basin with greaseproof paper and tin foil and secure with string.
  • Half fill a saucepan with water and bring to the boil.
  • Put the pudding dish into the pan, the water should come half way up the basin.
  • Steam for an hour and a half to two hours until the pudding is cooked.
  • Before turning out let the pudding stand for 5 minutes.