Main Meal Recipes > Leek Pudding

How to make leek pudding:
A typically English meal, probably dating from the 18th century. This dish was cooked in the time-honored way, boiled in a pot that no doubt contained the rest of the meal cooking in the same water. This would have included some sort of meat and other vegetables boiled in a string bag.


2 cups self raising flour
1/2 cup suet
a pinch of salt
organic leeks
cold water to mix
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- Put the dry ingredients into a bowl and mix together.
- Add some of the water and make into a fairly stiff dough.
- Take only the white parts of the leeks, clean them and cut into 1/2 inch lengths.
- Roll out the pastry into a large oblong shape.
- Put the leeks onto one half of the pastry and season with pepper and salt.
- Bring the other half of the pastry over the top of the leeks.
- Pinch all the edges together to seal the leeks in and then roll the whole lot up in a damp, floured cloth.
- Put into a pan of boiling water and boil for about 3 hours.