“This recipe comes from Jillian Hanlon”
3hrs 30mins
1 pudding

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Mix all dry ingredients except baking soda and make a well in the middle.
  2. Add golden syrup and melted butter.
  3. Dissolve baking soda in milk, add lemon rind or essence and mix together.
  4. Scald a pudding cloth and flour generously.
  5. To do this you will need a piece of calico or a cotton tea towel at least 65cm in diameter.
  6. Scald the cloth in boiling water then wring out and lay cloth out on a flat surface.
  7. Sprinkle both sides lightly with flour.
  8. Place the cloth over a large bowl and push it into the bowl from the center to form a lining.
  9. Or you can use a greased pudding basin.
  10. Add mixture, then tie up the cloth but not too tightly.
  11. Have a pot of water boiling and place a plate, such as a saucer, upended in the bottom to keep the pudding off the base of the pot and add the pudding.
  12. Boil for 3 hours.
  13. The flour on the cloth should give pudding a lovely thick skin.
  14. This plum duff is delicious with custard or cream.

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