Ingredients: 110g (4oz) plain flour
110g (4oz) suet
110g (4oz) fresh breadcrumbs
1/2tbs ground ginger
1/2tbs mixed spice
1tsp baking powder
1tsp bicarbonate of soda
175g (6oz) preserved stem ginger, coarsely chopped, plus 2 or 3tbs ginger syrup from the jar
225g (8oz) golden syrup
275ml (1/2 pint) milk
pinch of salt
Preparation: Mix together the 7 dry ingredients in a bowl. Warm the milk and stem ginger with its syrup and beat into the dry ingredients together with the egg. Add the salt and mix well.
Grease a 2-pint pudding basin with butter and pour into it about half of the syrup, adding the remainder to the pudding mixture. Then move the bowl around, so that the syrup travels up the sides. This gives an all- round golden coating to the pudding.
Now quickly add the pudding mixture (so that the hanging syrup does not run back again), cover with buttered foil and then steam for 2 hours. Serve with very cold thick cream.