British Recipes > Berkshire Bacon Pudding

How to make Berkshire bacon pudding:
A traditional pudding designed to be cheap and to be cooked in the large pot or cauldron of water which would have been the only means of cooking for poor people.


4 cups flour
6 rashers fat bacon
a few sage leaves
6 tablespoons suet
2 onions
salt and pepper to taste
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- Mix the flour and suet with a little cold water to form a stiff dough.
- Roll out the dough to a 1/4 inch thickness.
- Chop up the bacon and onions and mix them together with the sage, salt and pepper.
- Roll the suet pastry up enclosing bacon and seasonings.
- Seal the dough by squeezing at both ends.
- Wrap the pudding in a dampened, floured cloth and boil in water in a large pan for about 2 hours.