How to Make Suet Pudding at Home

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Julbi Pandoh
Julbi is a Punjab native who enjoys nothing better than making something special from a bunch of ingredients for her husband and daughter. This is what she loves to do and no one can deny the fact how much a Punjabi loves food. And we can see that in Julbi’s enthusiasm for food.

Christmas is on its way. So I am thinking of sharing some recipe that will help you decide the menu for your Christmas dinner or Christmas Eve. Our Christmas menu has some usual dishes as always. You will see turkey, mashed potatoes, green beans, wine and yes a Christmas cake ofcourse. But what about the dessert on your menu. This is why I have come up with the recipe of Suet Pudding to share with you all today.

A suet pudding was originated in the United Kingdom. It is a British cuisine made up of wheat and suet, either boiled, steamed or baked. This is such a dish that can be prepared sweet or savoury. Ever heard of meat cooked in the form of a dessert? Well then, this dish is a meat based dessert. But you can also cook it as a savour meal.

Since Suet is not the muscle but the fat of beef. It can be melted. This is the reason it is steamed to make any dish. You might be very curious about this pudding. So let me share the Suet Pudding recipe with you.

Ingredients for Suet Pudding

Suet (chopped)1 cup
Raisins1 cup
Dark Corn Syrup1 cup
Water1 cup
Baking Soda1 teaspoon
Salt2 teaspoons
Nutmeg½ teaspoons
Cinnamon1 teaspoons
Cloves¼ teaspoons
All-purpose flour3 cups
Baking Powder1 teaspoon
Milk2 cups
Butter1 tablespoon
White Sugar1 cup
Cornstarch 2 tablespoons
Vanilla extract1 teaspoons

Looking at the ingredients seems like an interesting pudding is about to get cooked. So grab these ingredients. They are easy to get. Let me tell you how much time will suet pudding take to prepared.

How Much Time Will It Take?

Preparation TimeCooking TimeTotal Time
30 minutes30 minutes1 hour

This pudding will take an hour to be cooked. But it will be worth all the wait. Once made, this will be a constant dessert in your festive meals.

Suet Pudding Recipe

Suet Pudding recipe
  1. Take a bowl. To it, add suet, baking soda, raisins, corn syrup, water, salt, one teaspoon, cinnamon, nutmeg, flour, cloves and baking powder. Mix all of them.
  2. Steam this mixture in a steamer with 1-inch hot water and not boiling water. Check the variety with a toothpick. If the toothpick comes out clean, then it is steamed properly.
  3. Make the sauce in a saucepan. For this, add milk, butter, salt, sugar and cornstarch. Mix them well till it becomes thick. Add some vanilla extract. 
  4. Serve the pudding with the warm sauce. 

The sauce you made can also be used with the gingerbread. So you can a good use of this sauce with other recipes too. Try it with Milk steak (to be interlinked) and enjoy the combination.

Nutritional Breakdown of Suet Pudding


How to Make Suet Pudding at Home | Video

What a unique dessert is for the festive dinner. If you prefer step-by-step instructions of the recipe, watch the video I have added to make it easier to use.

Video by KeefCooks

Can’t wait to begin with the Suet Pudding recipe? Try it and share your reviews in the comment section. Just in case you have any queries related to the recipe, you can ask your questions in the comment section. If you liked this recipe, do share it with your family and friends. Bon Appetite!

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