Cornish Recipes > Helston Pudding

How to make Helston pudding:
A steamed pudding with the unusual addition of ground rice which is traditional to Helston.


2 tablespoons raisins
2 tablespoons currants
2 tablespoons suet
2 tablespoons ground rice
1/2 tablespoon candied peel
1/2 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
1/2 teaspoon mixed spice
2 heaped tablespoons plain flour
pinch of salt
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- Chop the peel up finely.
- Dissolve the bicarbonate in the milk.
- Put all the dry ingredients into a bowl and mix together.
- Add the milk and bicarbonate mixture and mix well.
- Pour into a well-greased basin and cover with a piece of greaseproof paper and a floured pudding cloth.
- Stand in a pan of boiling water and boil for about 2 hours.