(Recipe #8, page 153)
Ingredients: 1 pound [3-1/2 – 4 cups] of fine flour, ½ pound of firm suet, refreshed overnight and shaved very fine, 1 heaping teaspoon each of powdered ginger and salt.
Rub well together and then add enough cold water to make a dough, which should be kneaded like bread until it no longer sticks to your hands. Roll the dough out in a circle, place a cloth in a deep dish, sprinkle some flour on the cloth, and lay the circle of dough on it. Fill it with quartered sour apples and a few whole cloves, and close the dough firmly over the top.
Tie the cloth together, and cook the pudding in vigorously boiling water with 2 tablespoons of salt for 2 hours without interruption (otherwise the pudding will have a thick streak). Serve it with sugar rather than a sauce.
Makes a complete meal for 6 after a fortifying soup; potato soup with meat extract is particularly recommended.
Translated by David Green.